When I started this blog a little over a year ago, I planned to only write about the books I was reading. My goal was to read and write about one book a week for a grand total of 52 books and 52 posts by the end of 2007.
I ended up reading 76 books last year, but only posting about 36 of them. Also, I started writing about things that weren’t books, and then suddenly I was writing more about my thrilling and fascinating shoe collection than I was about books. Whoops.
This year, my goal is to read 100 books and to write about at least half of them. From what I can tell, my book posts are my least popular posts (although, hoo boy, do I get a lot of Google searches for “Such and such book summary,” especially for the award-winning young adult books on Sunday nights. Book reports due tomorrow, anyone?), but I like writing them because it helps me remember the books better and I like having a record of what I’ve read. When I went back late last year and linked all my reviews on my list of books I’d read, I was amazed by how much I’d forgotten about the books I’d read. I was glad to know that I had a fairly meticulous record of at least half of the books I read last year.
So, if you skip the book posts, I won’t be offended. And I love that you guys care about my shoes.
P.S. Also, I’ve joined Goodreads.com (thanks to Jennifer) and I’ve added the little “currently reading” widget to my blog so you can see what I’m in the process of reading (and then you can shake your head when I never write about it and think “she’ll never get to 50 reviews this year”). I’ve really liked Goodreads so far, and if you join or already belong, I’d definitely like to be your friend (please be my friend!) Plus, then you can see my list of books as it grows, rather than waiting for Dec 31st (you are waiting, right?)