If you measure by how many reviews I write, you may think I don’t read that much, after all, three books read August? First off, August isn’t done yet. Plus sometimes I read a book that doesn’t get reviewed, if I didn’t like the book I might not write a review, because I don’t really like negative reviews, or I might not finish the book and so don’t write a review. Here are two examples.
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
This book sounded good in the review so I borrowed it from the library. Either the reviewer didn’t mention it, or I just missed it completely when I read the review, this book is in the genre ‘Christian Fiction’, which is a genre I don’t read. At first, I thought, well maybe it’ll be o.k., but after a while I just couldn’t read anymore. I didn’t finish it, so I didn’t write a review.
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
An epic story divided into volumes. I got the first five volumes in one download from the library. They are:
(1) A Game of Thrones; (2) A Clash of Kings (3) A Storm of Swords (4) A Feast for Crows (5) A Dance with Dragons
The lending period from the library is 21 days, by the end of that period I was half way through book #3, A Storm of Swords. I borrowed them because all the hype around the TV series “Game of Thrones” had intrigued me. I was interested enough to keep reading until the download had to be returned or renewed, after that I kind of lost interest and haven’t requested them again. I might get them again, but if I do I will have to start over from the beginning, so I doubt it.
So that is my explanation for my low book count. I actually read a lot, I just don’t always report on it. My next book is less than 200 pages so it might make the blog before September. Then again, I might get distracted again.