Concerning reviews:I think about 70% of my past reviews are either overexcited, too verbose, or misrepresent my current views on those books.
My reading tastes have altered. I don't agree with a lot of what I say in those reviews anymore. I don't agree with my ratings anymore.
And I don't understand why I felt the need to write such long reviews that SUMMARIZED the book in the first two paragraphs when the book summary is RIGHT THERE. *facepalm*
Therefore, I will probably be taking down a few on goodreads and editing some of the others.
On another note:
No more ratings on this blog. Just four categories of recommendation:
1. HIGHLY RECCOMENDED: Read this book--it's worth your time.
2. RECOMMENDED: Not bad, but proceed with some caution.
3. NOT RECOMMENDED: Not a good read.
4. SAVE YOURSELVES! : Terrible.
Another another note (title vibes):
I have recently noticed something terribly obvious but still feel enlightened. Have you ever noticed how some authors always have similarly worded titles? NO I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT HARRY POTTER and other series titles. (I'm not that thick.). I mean, books that aren't even related to each other, other than by author.
Take Courtney Summers:
CRACKED UP TO BE
SOME GIRLS ARE
FALL FOR ANYTHING
FALL FOR ANYTHING
It's all :drumroll: common expressions that almost feel like they're begging to have a sentence filled in around them.
WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE
ALONG FOR THE RIDE
THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER
etc etc (this lady has written too many books)
They sort of have the same feel, these titles. Like they were all born from the same title mother.
Laurie Halse Anderson
It seems the gods of publishing has forbidden this lady-authoress multi-word titles. She gets to be the queen of enigmatic one word titles instead.
I mean, it's hard to explain, but don't a lot of books with the same author give off similar title vibes? Think about it for a minute. They just feel connected, don't they? There's probably some clever explanation--similar number of syllables, corresponding vowels, but I don't know what it is.
Or possibly I'm crazy and a few choice examples don't mean anything and I'm wasting my breath.
Even if my enlightenment is false, I feel happy. However, this is a rather sad revelation for debut authors that secretly hate their first titles, I'm thinking. They're dooooomed.
on another another another note:
I'm not officially out of hiatus mode. Just lately, I've felt like writing conversational things about books, and instead of talking to myself in my head I thought, why not talk to myself on the internet?
So no, I am not officially back because if I say that what happens when I have to disappear for college (which I'm starting soonish, ahhhh!)
But I am not averse to occasionally littering the odd thought/review/nothing-babble/ramble here.
another another another another note to anyone who still knows who I am:
HELLO AND I LOVE YOU.
another another another another another note:
I quite like goodreads now. My profile's here, if you'd like to friend me. It's a lovely place and I've taken to checking it around once a day.