Sunday, January 29, 2012

Let's do this!

As of 2012, these are the books I have read:

Alice in Deadland ebook - Mainak Dhar
Lothaire - Kresley Cole
The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3) - James Dashner
Blood Red Road - Moira Young
Away (The Line #2) - Teri Hall
Under the Never Sky - Veronica Rossi

These are the books I have on my bookstand:

A Million Suns (Across the Universe #2) - Beth Revis
The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) - Suzanne Collins
Prized (Birthmarked #2) - Caragh M. O'Brien
Crossed (Matched #2) -Ally Condie
Zone One - Colson Whitehead
Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood #9) - J.R. Ward

Note: I do this very weird thing where, even though I count down the days until a book is released to the public, the day I buy it and it's nestled in my hands as I safely travel back home, it happens to stay on my bookshelf for a good amount of time before I am ready to crack it open. It started with Breaking Dawn, and I held onto it for about a year and a half, before I could finally open it and start reading. It drives my local bookseller crazy! It doesn't keep me from buying new books that have come out, but the really special ones, just like wine, they get better with age, I guess I'm trying to say. The longer they sit on my bookshelf, the more I want to read them, but I don't want the illusion to end, I want their story to continue on and on and by reading them, they eventually come to an end.

End weird and ridiculous disclaimer.

Never enough Tour Dates

One thing that really grinds my gears is how authors have book tour dates, just like concerts, only they sign your books and talk about their work and you can usually get a photo with them. But they NEVER come to Rhode Island! I would go to every single one of them if they did. At least the authors that I like... I mean, Providence is just as much as a capital as any other in the United States, and just because we're the smallest state we get the shaft! Wouldn't touring in Rhode Island be like, kind of an exciting thing?

For one thing, almost every event I go to, it's usually packed, because being in the smallest state, EVERYONE within the states lines is able to attend, because it only takes 30 minutes to get everywhere. Rhode Islanders would PACK that bookstore like no other. Wouldn't that make an author feel loved and appreciated? I'd think so.

End rant.

You have to start somewhere..

I like to think of myself as an avid reader and apart of the reading community, but it seems I'm quite behind on the blogging aspect of reading/writing. I've read more than anyone I know, and I definitely have opinions about each of them, but creating a blog for reviewing books was never really an objective, until recently. I've noticed how there are tons of people out there who do this as a hobby, and I'm realizing that just reading books isn't a hobby, but the process of reading, blogging a review and letting others gain from the experience is a much more involved hobby, and that's what I'm going to slowly start to do.

While my reading goals are never really scheduled or timed, I was thinking about giving myself a specific goal. While I'm capable of reading more than one book a week, I should stick to it and do my best to work my way down this huge list of books I own, as well as the ones I'd like to buy in the near future.