a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks

Book reviews (and goals) for this year

I'm two new books into the new year, and I think it's time to solidify my book goals for 2012. Last year's reading list was not hard to do, but I ended up with exactly that: a list. There wasn't a lot of corresponding data besides month of encounter. So when I went back to look at it at the end of the year, I had to re-visit a lot of those records to figure out the metadata on what I had read.

In order to have a better handle on what I read in 2012, I'm going to try to annotate the listings with more information up front - type of book, number of pages, how did I rank it, what did I do with it - in the hopes that my year-end summary will be more interesting and useful for contemplation and commentary. That way, at the end of the year, I will be able to go back through and see how many times did I read a fantasy book that went straight into the giveawaybox, for example.

I'm also going to work on remembering to recommend the books (or not) as directly as I can. In my experience, book reviews for public consumption tend to work better if they include a declaration of reader bias and also an audience recommendation in each one. Internal references are cool, too.
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