My first Sunday Salon foray and, I sadly admit, I've had very little time to read this week--or today. Heck, I can't ever post on time: it's now technically Monday! (But I decided that since it's still Sunday in California, and I'm from California, this post still counts.)
What reading I was able to do was rather exciting, though; for the first time, I am reading books I received specifically to review here. This is very silly but now I feel as though I am a completely amateur review who is now slightly less amateur. Even more absurd, I now I feel as though I'm contributing to the written world. When I review older books, even if my review is astounding (ha!), the author has received much praise or criticism long before I sat down to write. In reviewing a new book, I feel I can help to drive interest towards good books (or away from bad!), in whatever minuscule way. I know I must sound rather egotistical, so don't get me wrong: I have no illusions of being a trend shaper--just a book lover getting to read new books and share what are hopefully fresh and helpful thoughts.
But anyhow, I did actually finish four books (but three were very quick reads), and I quite enjoyed them. Nothing more on them for now, though, since I'll be posting reviews in the next couple of days.
And, incidentally, I've made a blog resolution for myself: to jot down thoughts while reading so I can write better reviews more quickly! I'll give an update on how I do next Sunday.
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