I haven’t felt much like writing about books lately – as you can probably tell from the dearth of book talk going on here at Bookstack. Although I’ve been reading, I haven’t had the energy to put my thoughts about the books into words.
Reviewing books is a big effort for me. I’m not quite sure why that’s so, but probably because my first reaction to reading is emotional rather than factual. Writing a “review” sort of forces me to turn my brain inside out and think about the book in terms of plot and writing style and character development, when really want to simply say I loved it- or not.
I read the really wonderfully written reviews my book-blogging colleagues post, and I sigh, because my brain just can’t compete with their astute comments and analysis. In all honesty, I sometimes get tired and depressed about it. That’s sort of where I’ve been lately, mentally speaking that is. Hence, the lack of posts.
Otherwise, I’ll be simply reading.