Sunday, March 28, 2010
DO YOU WRITE ABOUT EVERY BOOK YOU READ?
It occurred to me that I should tell you this. If you read my blog, you read about the books I liked.
By and large, if I read a book I don't like, I don't write about it. Also, if I have a book I don't finish (and there are at least a couple each month), I don't write about them.
I write mystery novels. I know how hard novel writing is. And I am not God when it comes to knowing what is and is not good. (Sometimes I wonder if even God can always make that distinction.) So I don't have any vested interested in trashing books that don't interest me.
Don't get me wrong. I appreciate professional critics who do publish their pans as well as their picks. They help me choose. But with some critics, I know almost instinctively, if they pan it, I will like it. And if they pick it, I well might not.
Again, I repeat what I say in my little blurb over at the right. This blog is just a record of what I've read. I sometimes use it to go back and look up a book to refresh what that book was about.
I do appreciate your reading this blog. I've made some good reading friends on the the Internet, and I've come across good books I wouldn't otherwise have known. I thank God for that.
About the little drawing--I made this cartoon self-portrait a few years ago. One great thing about drawings. They don't age.