Book bloggers: do you review all the books you read? I know that many bloggers have decided never to post negative reviews; I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about books that you liked but there isn't much to say about them.
This week I read The Real Thing: A Tobey Heydon Story by Rosamond du Jardin. It is part of a light romance series from the 1950s. I love books like this because the speech pattern of the characters is different than in modern books, and I'm guaranteed a happy ending. However, I recognize that a book like this doesn't give me much to write about in a blog post. At the same time, it seems like cheating if I don't post every single book I read on the blog. I do add all the books I read to my Goodreads account. What do you do?
READ: Besides the vintage romance, I also read The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Down and a lot of magazines. It was extensive magazine reading that lured me away from reading books years ago. I don't want to give them up totally, but I want to find a better balance.
CURRENTLY READING: This morning I picked up another book that doesn't need to be reviewed, Cheat Sheet. It is part of the Middle School Survival series. They are almost too light for my kids, but I keep checking them out because my reluctant reader C2 devours them. I zip through them just to keep tabs on what she is reading.
TBR LIST: I removed one book but added three, so my current total is 103 titles. One of those books is one that I've actually read before, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. My M is reading this for one of her advanced classes. I thought it might be a good idea if I reread it so that I could field any questions she will have. I generally don't like to reread books, but it has been many years since I read this one, so I could use a refresher!