I finally got this blog going and now I want to spend all of my time working on it. So what’s my problem? I’m retired, right? Well, the problem is I’m still trying to figure out a structure or focus, if you will. I want to talk about what I’m reading along with future titles I think readers will want to know about, plus there is so much literary information I’ve collected over the years to share. Here’s a partial list of what would be fun to talk about–at least I think so!
- Beach Reads (coming soon since the season is almost here)
- Thriller Thursdays
- New Book Tuesdays
- Mishmash Monday
- Websites for Readers
- Armchair Traveling
- BioFic (novels about real people)
- Food in Fiction & Nonficton
- Reading Moods, aka “Reading Slumps”
- Reading Disappointments
- Psychological Suspense Novels
- BoBs (Book of Books, aka Reading Logs)
- Gothic Novels
- Oregon Authors
So that’s my plan anyway, but for now, there is no structure or formal plan, just whatever pops into my brain.
Since I was a bookmobile librarian for 20 years, this made me laugh.
Reading Everything on Your TBR List
I ran across this quote the other day and since I know I will never ever finish reading everything on my TBR (to-be-read) list, it made me feel rather melancholy.
“I’m a real self-educated kind of guy. I read voraciously. Every book I ever bought, I have. I can’t throw it away. It’s physically impossible to leave my hand! … I look around my library some nights and I do these terrible things to myself–I count up the books and think, how long I might have to live and think, “F@#%k, I can’t read two-thirds of these books.” It overwhelms me with sadness.” — David Bowie, quoted in the Daily Beast in a 2002 interview
What I’m Reading Now: