This is going to be my new journal of my reading life. This journal is prompted by my LibraryThing membership, and the fun book journals I have seen from other Library Thing Members. I plan to share what I’m reading, as well as my thoughts and feelings on those books here. I will post reviews for certain books (like the Early Reviewer book I snagged on Library Thing! Yay!) here as well.
I want to start out this blog with a piece of nostalgia. Back in college I had a roommate and friend who was an English major. She and I would go to the bookstore all of the time and I would always ask her, “hey have you read THIS?” Everytime that she replied, “no,” she would get an “Oh my gosh! You HAVE to read this!” When we graduated, she told me that what she really wanted as a graduation present was a list of all of the books that I thought she HAD to read. Well, that turned out to be an eight page list with 5 categories: Must Read or Never Speak to me Again; Must Read to be my Friend; Very Highly Recommend; Highly Recommend; and Also Recommend. This list is extremely out of date, as it is nearly 3 years old and I never updated it, there isn’t really even any historical fiction, to which I’ve been addicted for the past 2 years. However, I stand behind my recommendations 100%. Feel free to download it and take it for yourself.
Edit: My Early Review book showed up around 1pm. It is called “Holding Her Head High: 12 Single Mothers Who Championed Their Children and Changed History,” by Janine Turner. As soon as I finish my current historical fiction of Queen Elizabeth I, I will be reading and writing about that.