|Not relevant to this post...just sharing with you my ideal study room. Image from web|
I was browsing through my old post a while ago and was just marveling that I managed to keep up with this blog for quite a number of years One of the purpose I started this blog was because I wasn’t able to properly keep track of what I have read. There were many instances when I have double titles in my collections all because I forgot that I have that particular book already and bought another one. While that still happens, it is happening much, much infrequent. There were also instances when I started a book only to realize that I have read it in previous occasions. What that happened, I would end up being extremely annoyed with myself for the time and sometimes resources wasted. This blog has helped me in keeping track of all these especially from the INDEX page, I was able to see at a glance where I am at particular with series.
Like my subtitle says, I also love to talk about what I read except I can’t really talk to family and friends about it as not everyone in the family nor my friends share the same hobby and I can’t very well discuss a book each time I meet up with friends who enjoy reading nor do I want to spoil it for others with ‘spoilers alert’ which might happen in a discussion. Such, this platform serves me extremely well too in this aspect as it allows me express my opinions over the books that I read without any prejudice.
During one of the years, I did a lot of committed posts which I committed to publishers who sent me ARC (Advance Reading Copy) of new titles, either physical book or e-book. I have stopped taking part in such activities as I find that it can be quite a tiring experience and I wasn’t able to really enjoy reading title that I truly like and the whole process became quite a chore and pretty pressuring after a while in trying to observe the deadline in finishing a book and posting up the review. I won’t mind picking it up again in the future if I have the time to do so but for now, I am just grateful for that experience.
|A photo from last year|
|A photo from two years ago|