So this is going to be both an introduction and a bookish resolution
I decided to start this blog not because I have a lot to say about what I read. I just want to remember what I read (hence the blogtitle). Too often do I forget what I read a year or even a month ago. I remember the title but when I try to think of the story my mind draws a blank. I can understand this happening with books I didn’t like or didn’t care about. However this happens even with books I really enjoyed and loved, a shame really.
I figured out that this is mainly because I don’t write my thoughts down. What I thought of the characters, the storyline, the writing style etc. When I read I have so much going through my head and this urge to share what I think with others. I could have joined a bookclub but I don’t think sharing my thoughts about books face-to-face is something that I would like. So a blog about books would help me remembering the books I’ve read and encourage me to share my thoughts with others.
I’m an avid reader thanks to my long commute and my hermit-like lifestyle. I read almost everything but tend to gravitate towards literary fiction, dystopian and speculative fiction. East Asian and Arab fiction in general makes my heart beat faster. My TBR pile is quite large (148 books at the moment) and it keeps on growing.
I’m an equal opportunity reader, so I try to read as many books written by female authors as by male authors. And as many books written by people of colour as by white authors. It’s only fair I guess.
The reviews I’ll post here will be mainly meant to keep me remembering the book I read, good or bad. Obviously I hope that someone out there will find them useful too, sharing is caring!
I read book blogs on a daily basis, the reviews there always look so structured and well-written. I’m not sure I’ll be able to write reviews like those but I’ll give it a try anyways. I’ll try to post weekly (I read 1 or 2 books a week) but won’t make promises I can’t keep. I’ll also try to share any interesting links and other bookish bits I’ve encountered while scouring the internet looking for the next book to read.
Anyways, hope both me and you (the reader) get something out of it.