Today I want to revisit the topic of reviewing every book. Last week I mentioned that I have trouble reviewing light books because there isn't much to say other than whether I enjoyed the book or not. However, I also have trouble from time to time reviewing the meatier books.
If a book has many intriguing topics or conflicts to explore, I end up wanting to discuss them in my post. Looking around the book blogosphere, I've noticed that most book blogs are spoiler-free so I'm guessing that an in-depth post like that wouldn't be kosher. My answer to that problem when I read Main Street was to post a general review on this blog and then post a more in-depth analysis of my impressions on my personal blog.
What do you do if you really want to discuss the particulars of a book and you don't belong to a book club?
READ: Last week, I read Sue Barton, Student Nurse and Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Real. Both of them are series books and I know that if I had the rest of the series on hand, my "books read" total for this past week would have been higher than two!
CURRENTLY READING: That would be nothing. I'm still in the mood to read light novels (remember, I read in clusters) and all I have on hand are stodgy non-fiction books. The library is closed for Labor Day. Since Monday is the only day I can pick up books, I won't have anything new until 14 Sep. I may have to resort to reading one of the kids' books.
TBR LIST: Here's the rundown of last week's activity--
Read 1 book (Sue Barton, Student Nurse)
Removed 1 book (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)
Abandoned 2 books (Working and Born Digital)
Added 2 books (Woolbur and The Book of Jane)
The list currently stands at 102 titles. This week the list may grow as I hear about new books without being able to read any. I'm hoping that the week I will be spending on a cruise ship at the end of the month will help me make a big dent!