Monday, January 3, 2011

Getting Started

It is quite funny how dependant we are on computers, yet I sit here and find myself struggling to do such a simple thing as create this blog.  The muse for this really was from a friend who decided to chronicle her New Year's resolution through a blog.  However, I do not see that being the route I will take.  First, I have not made a New Year's resolution.   Second, I am not all that good with follow through on those types of things, I am much more of a buddy system advocate.  Third, well, it seems like a fun thing to try.  No, really, I need a place to store up a list of the books I myself have read.  I read for hours and hours a week, yet in the end cannot remember a vast majority of what I read.  In fact, this past summer, as I was going through a box of books at my mom's I grabbed one simply because the title was catchy.  I got a paragraph into and realized I had already read the book before.  That lead me to remember all that I did not like about the book and the little that I did.  I am not a professional critic.  I do tend to stick with a genre until I feel that I simply cannot read another written word, then I move on.  What genres do I find myslef most wrapped in...well, there are only two...romance, of almost any variety, and mystery/murder/thriller/suspense.  Yeah, I know, that is kind of a lot wrapped into one, but then again, it pretty much sums it all up.  I have several favorite authors and some I could simply do without.  A favorite is Jude Deveraux and one I could do with out is Stephen King.  Gasp...I think several people just began to hate me.  But, alas, it is that great ability to have an opinion that allows it to be said, or perhaps it is the first ammendment right, either way, it is what it is!  And to that, I have started this journey.  The length of which will be left to my ability to follow through!

2 comments:

  1. Haha! I LOVE Stephen King! You do know that he will go down in infamy, and our progeny will be slightly envious that we were around during his lifetime? But it's okay, I didn't like The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, or Anna Karenina. I think Michael Crichton was an idiot, and everything that Jack London ever wrote was just crap. But there are so many more books and authors to love!

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  2. I love To Kill A Mockingbird! I agree on Anna Karenina & have yet to read the Great Gatsby or anything by Jack London.

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