Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday Salon

So as to be expected after the holidays, I'm overloaded with TBRs once more and trying to figure out how to prioritize what I've got. Reviewing obligations come first, then work-related reading, then "me" reading- luckily most of the books in my TBR pile fit into more than one of these categories!

I'm also backed up on reviewing although I read several books last year (and one so far this year) that I will most likely not review on the blog, either because I didn't like them enough to bother or because I think the books would not be of interest to you, my valued readers. I mean, really- it was hard enough on me reading Money and the Way of Wisdom (which I read for a professional review assignment, not really for fun)- why should I torture you?

One book I'm hedging over reviewing, and not because I disliked it but because I think I dislike the author. I had a negative experience with this person online, and after talking about the book on my blog, buying it for my library, selling it at the library booksale, and convincing my book club to read it, part of me feels like I've done enough. And part of me feels like I'm being petty and I should rise above my personal feelings and do the review for professional reasons. And then the other part says again, "But you've already promoted it..." etc. And on and on. The book was good, and some people will enjoy it, but it wasn't awesome. What do you think?

As far as today, my husband and I will spend the afternoon putting Christmas decorations away, and if I'm lucky I may get in a little reading. 2666, Holding My Breath and The School of Essential Ingredients are on my agenda for today. What's on yours?