Thursday, August 9

I've got a column up on RTB. I'm trying to figure out how to stop analysing everything I read and simply read for pleasure.

It seems I'm more anal than I realized :)


Jenster said...

But that's why you write such good reviews! I'm not anal enough when it comes to reading books. I like pretty much everything - some better than others - but I can't write a good review to save my life. :o)

Tara Marie said...

But that's why you write such good reviews!

I find this highly debatable--LOL. I hate writing synopses.

Jenster said...

You may hate it, but you do a fine job. :o)

CindyS said...

I was late!! I know exactly how you feel! I'm at the point where when I start reading a book I'm already thinking about how I'm going to blog about it. 'Man, I hope this isn't a DNF, I hope it's a keeper, I hope this gets better!'

If I'm reading a keeper I'm not nearly as 'in' the book as I used to be because I'm thinking about how I want to share it with everyone on the blog.

So for me, the feeling of disconnect, is definitely connected to blogging. But then if I think before that I did this to a certain extent with AAR because of the BB so maybe you need to think prior to online and see if you remember just reading without needing to share.

You know, I hadn't thought of that before. Years ago it was just me. No one I knew read romance books so I never talked about it with anyone. I just hugged those books I loved to my chest and threw the others at the wall, stomped on them and wondered what I had done to deserve such punishment.

So I think you are correct in the 'sharing' aspect of reading now. Since we are no longer solitary in our reading we think about how Kristie would just love this western or how Tara Marie would love this romantic suspense. Or my favourite, 'I'm so going to send flying monkeys to ______ house!'