There is definitely something addictive in blogs (who can contest it?, but also something guilt-inducing when you’re falling behind on posts (not you, me alright). It’s never a bore to write book reviews in this blog. It once was when it was for school (I got bad grades and never understood what was really expected of me), but not here.
But the perspective to have to catch up on (let me count… omg it’s even worse than what I thought) 5 book reviews is daunting. Well, it’s not that I have to really, but I want to. That would be a shame really to not say anything of these books, right? Like they would be condemned to oblivion, whereas writing about them will make them live longer in my memory, and perhaps inspire others to read them…
I don’t know how other people deal with this uncomfortable feeling, but I suspect this is one of the reasons why there are so many abandoned blogs. What would you suggest? Write 5 sentences about each of them? Pick the one I loved best and say nothing of the rest (mmh… not right, I have something to say about them all!)? Link to other people’s reviews?
Fist of all, let me list them here, so they won’t go totally forgotten (in order of completion):
- Molly Panter-Downes, Good Evening Mrs. Craven
- Sarah Stewart Taylor, Mansions of the Dead
- Christophe Lecoules, Une nuit de Carnaval
- Kathleen Tessaro, Elegance
- Siri Hustvedt, A Plea for Eros
Which one are you most curious about?