Friday, August 13, 2010

Too many details and previous reads.

I've realized since starting this blog it doesn't seem like I've read very many books.  The truth is, I do read more than what is posted on here but in between (or sometimes concurrent to) the titles that get posted on here, I end up reading books I've read before.  This usually happens on weekends, when I've either left a book at work or finished one and don't feel like making a run to the library to find something else.  That sounds terribly lazy of me, but for me there are some books worth reading repeatedly like Harris and Me by Gary Paulson or the Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix. 

Not really knowing how many people are actually looking at my blog (there's a noticeable lack of comments on my posts that's making me feel very insecure), I thought I would link my Shelfari list as well.  This has all the books that I can remember reading over the last 7 years-ish.  Forgotten titles pop into my head all the time though.  Hopefully the list will get a lot more fleshed out soon as my husband and I are buying a house and I will get unpack the boxes of my books that have been hidden away from daylight for over a year.  I'll put the link in the little area on the right as well so no one has to go and find this post again.  My Shelfari also lists what I'm currently reading and what I plan to read.  It's quite a handy little web 2.0 tool.

Anyhoo, over a month ago Lois Lowry posted something on her blog about authors who give too much description about their characters.  The book I'm currently reading is having this particular issue.  I do hope the author cuts this out soon and is only doing it now to establish character personalities.  Otherwise, I don't know how much I'm going to be able to like this book.


  1. Harris & Me is always a treat! I also use Shelfari. It helps me keep track of what I've read when. I try to put short reviews on each book to make me more thoughtful about the book and to remind me later what it was about. Thanks for the Lowry link.

  2. Hey Jasmine! I love the new blog. I'm gathering book ideas from you...I just don't comment much (ask Jane).

  3. I think this blog is magnificent!!