It's no secret that my book-reviewing here has been in an extended slump for the last six months or so. (Though the amusing thing to me is, as I poke through my archives, is that the one consistent theme of this blog is that I'm always behind in writing about the books I've read and that I'm never happy with what I write about books I like. So this is an extreme case, but it's also the standard.)
Since I'm on vacation this week, I'm going to try to clean up the backlog, which will solve one problem. The other one -- motivation -- is trickier; as my job has gotten more difficult and complicated and taken more of my attention and mental energy, I don't want to spend a lot of time thinking deeply about things I've read. (And then I read less, and drift farther away from the SFF world, and feel worse about that, and start moaning that I'll die still selling crap to accountants.)
There's no reason any of you should care about any of that.
For that matter, there's no reason why I should bother to keep typing things like that; I know what the problems are, and my complaints don't help. But whining is one of the great human pastimes, and I'm not immune to its charms.
Anyway: I've written a couple of reviews already (they originally were all going to go into this post, until I thought better of it), and I hope to do more. Right now, I'm planning to space them out once a day. We'll see what actually happens, as it happens.
- Read in July
- Daybreak by Brian Ralph
- Thea Gilmore i legendariska Sun Studio
- The Life and Death of Fritz the Cat by R. Crumb
- Reviewing the Mail: Week of 7/27
- All the Awards in the World
- Fem tjejer som når ända fram
- Originella tjejer - och ganska bra...
- Incoming Books: July 22
- Lite mer från Enköping
- Reviewing the Mail: Week of July 20
- Lilla Enköping stora när det gäller folkrock
- Incoming Books: July 19
- Magiska ögonblick med Bonnie Raitt
- Banvard's Folly by Paul Collins
- Kulturell baksmälla
- Necessary Evil by Ian Tregillis
- One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
- A Possible Explanation For Why I'm Like This
- Reviewing the Mail: Week of 7/13
- När videon kom
- The Last Train to Zona Verde by Paul Theroux
- Through the Window by Julian Barnes
- Quote of the Week
- Kitty's House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn
- The Anti-Woody Allen
- The Beautiful Land by Alan Averill
- Impulse by Steven Gould
- "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" by Lemony Snicke...
- Several Books of Genre Interest Reviewed Haphazard...
- Det är nog bara att olja lite...
- Reviewing the Mail: Week of 7/6
- När tekniken når drömmen
- Incoming Books: June 23
- Reviewing the Mail: Week of 6/29
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