I love to read.
Since I was a child, I’ve always enjoyed spending my money on books and my time devouring them.
In elementary school, I loved reading the Hardy Boys, Babysitter’s Club, Choose Your Own Adventure, and Encyclopedia Brown books. In intermediate school, I moved on to Michael Crichton. In high school, I read John Grisham, Tom Clancy and classic American literature such as the works of Ernest Hemingway and Nathaniel Hawthorne. I also really liked reading from the Norton Anthology of American Literature and the Norton Anthology of World Literature, which I was required to purchase in high school.
Today, I read all sorts of books and am a member of several book clubs. Many years ago, I read almost exclusively fiction (in the form of novels and novellas) — pretty typical of women as I understand it. I rarely read Grisham or Clancy though I do enjoy a good novel every now and then. My favorite piece of modern fiction is easily Shopgirl: a Novella by Steve Martin.
I’ve slowly expanded my horizons and now read a vast amount of books about science & medicine (must be the MIT alum in me) and business books. I also enjoy reading books about world religions and spirituality, particularly books that highlight the similarities between different religions.
I’ve been told that I’m an exceptionally fast reader, though I often have trouble recalling specific details about each book I read. I like to re-read some of my favorite books so in that sense it’s good that I forget a lot of what I read.
And so I’ve thought for some time now that I would benefit from writing a little bit about each book I read. I mean, I have kept a list of Books I’ve Read since 2002 and that has certainly helped me remember what I’ve read, but I think doing a bit of writing will help even more!
So I intend to use this blog to keep a journal of the books I read.
I will write in it as frequently or infrequently as it suits me.
I expect to write a little bit about every book I read and to write about ones that I hear about and want to read, but no guarantees!
I’m always looking for new books to read and I’d love to hear your suggestions!
P.S. This is my first (and only) blog so forgive me and let me know if I don’t follow the usual protocols/manners.