Sunday, July 23, 2006

By Way of Introduction

I'll be honest with you. The reason I decided to set up this blog at this very moment instead of tomorrow or two months from now is because I am avoiding the book I am reading. It isn't that I am not enjoying the book on some level. I do like it. I think I am in the mood for something different, something more intense and suspenseful. And so, here I sit at my computer, the storm clouds settling in overhead for another thunderstorm, wondering what in the world I should write in my first blog post.

Whenever anyone asks me what my hobbies and interests are, the first thing that comes to mind is reading. I love to read. It's like breathing air. I rarely go anywhere without a book and on those rare occasions that I don't have one around, I feel as if I am missing a limb. My interest in reading goes beyond just that. I also have an obsession for books. I collect them at a rate faster than I can read them. Much to my darling husband's chagrin, our spare bedroom is now the TBR (To Be Read) room, full of the hundreds of books I own but have yet to read. I am indeed a bookaholic.

I began keeping a reading journal about three years ago, jotting down my thoughts and feelings about the various books I read. I don't pretend to be any good at reviewing the books I read, mind you, which is probably why it's taken me so long to get up the courage to start a blog. Still, there is a part of me that wants to share my thoughts with others out there and this is one opportunity to do that.

Along with my book reviews, I hope to share some of my other musings with you, whether it be about books, sometimes movies or television, and on the rare occasion something outside of those topics completely. I hope you will enjoy visiting my blog!

Currently Reading: Bombay Time by Thrity Umrigar
Just Finished: The Attack by Yasmina Khadra
Just Watched: Clerks II

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