I'm not sure what is going on with me.
I was reading, but not blogging.
Now, I'm not reading, but blogging.
But not reviewing.
I don't feel so bad about that, however, after reading Bookfool's list of books to be reviewed. :)
Reviewing aside, my books in progress list is pretty chilling. Let's go through the drill:
1) Oh, this looks interesting. Worth a try. This one, too.
2) Hmmm, just found this one under a stack of 7; let's see, I think I started it 2 months ago. Forgot about it. Move to "in progress" stack.
3) Just arrived from Amazon - a book that I had looked forward to. Five pages in...maybe later. Maybe never.
4) ARC books...what did I do or say to indicate that all I wanted to read was self-help? I may need an occasional positive thinking book, but not 15. Nor do I really want to read about someone's suicide, so put it in the stack titled "What do I do with these books? Who could I give them to?" Would they take it as an insult?
5) I like this one, but only for a chapter at a time...then let's have a little mystery or fantasy time.
6) Oh, I've finished all the mystery and fantasy. Schedule library trip.
7) This biography of Alice Roosevelt Longworth is terrific. I love reading about smart, witty women. Background on Teddy is interesting, too.
8) A little Pratchett. Smile.
9) Two more unsolicited ARC's from different publicists yesterday. Goody, goody! Oh, one is another self-help! Still, the other is a good possibility.
10) Hold it! What about the long list of those that I've already started? The "in progress" stack? Discipline. Must. Practice. Some. Discipline.
Do not begin another book until having finished some of the "in progress" stack OR AT LEAST until I've written reviews of those that are already overdue at the library. The ones I didn't return with the others because I had not reviewed them.
11) Learn to admit that I have abandoned some books. Move from "in progress" to "abandoned" stack.
I think I'll sew instead.
I know I've been absent here, but I've been busy over at Bayou Quilts, playing with fabric and thread.