In my blog title, I mentioned goals. Well, I always have a goal to be more well rounded and balanced. That's a given, and it's a pretty tough thing to pull off. There always seems to be a million things that are pulling me in a million different directions, just as they do for everyone else. When I'm grading, I think to myself, "You really ought to be spending a lot more time grading." When I'm reading, I think to myself, "You really ought to be spending a lot more time reading." When I'm cooking or cleaning, I think to myself, "You really ought to be spending a lot more time cooking or cleaning." You get the point. Thankfully, I'm aware that this is not a unique way of thinking.
Having said that, I really did have to think good and hard about my blog. For me, book blogging really is 100% a hobby. Sure, there are wonderful benefits to blogging, such as meeting amazing authors, getting advanced review copies, and working with great publishers. It seems to me, though, that one of the greatest benefits of blogging has been the interaction with other readers and the opportunity I have to write my thoughts down about some of the great things I'm reading. In essence, it's like a giant book club where you bring your own treats, yet discuss away! I really do love and enjoy it all so much. Because of that, I have to take the "silent moments" for what they're worth and return to my blog when I'm not such a frantic mess. (Although, have I mentioned that I messed up my blog & had to rebuild it? Yea. That I didn't like so much.)
Now, moving on with life...
Over the next several weeks I'll be working to review a nice back-log of reviews for books that I've read. Most of them have been non-fiction, because that is what I wanted to read. It does seem a little odd that I've started this new love though. I wonder why that is? Anyway, here's what I'm reading right now:
Here's to a nice Sunday and week ahead. What are you up to today?