I thought that upon the revival of my Macbook, Jarvis, I would return to the book blogging world in full swing overjoyed with the sheer ability to put my fingertips to keys again but… it hasn’t been the case. In fact, despite having read some decent things I’ve still found myself unable (or unwilling) to blog about them. So, I’ve found myself doing a little soul searching–or well, at least book searching. I think that it is possible I’ve fallen into the trap of I should read this because I’m a blogger and this is a buzzworthy book right now. I’ve found myself with a growing Goodreads To-Read list as well as a physical TBR shelf of books that I’m only mildly excited about. This, my friends, is a problem. This is not what it’s all about.
So, I’m taking a little bit of time to do some self-discovery and figure out what kind of books I really want to read. I might still hop on here to talk about what I’m reading now and again but I think I may shy away from actually posting reviews mostly because reviews are my least favorite part of book blogging. Weird, right? With reviews there seems to be a lot of pressure (probably internal) to post mostly new releases when really there are tons of great backlist books I’d love to read and hey, reading should be fun. It’s a hobby–not a job. So, I’m going to keep this fun for myself. Maybe I this will turn into a general nerding out blog instead of just a book blog. Who knows. We shall see.
Right now, I’ve been reading a lot of comics and graphic novels! Also, I’ve been watching a lot of Fringe. Lots of Fringe. A Fringe Binge, if you will.
Here’s what I’ve been reading lately: The Locke & Key series by Joe Hill (I read volumes 1-6 in about 3 days. Seriously demented but in a very enjoyable way.) Bitch Planet, a super feminist comic that everyone should read by the amazing Kelly Sue DeConnick and A-Force, the new all lady Marvel Universe comic by G. Willow Wilson.
And I just started, The Stars, Like Dust by Isaac Asimov.
How about you? What are you reading this week? And do you ever find yourself feeling like you should read/review something even if you don’t really want to?