Friday, February 25, 2005

Purpose Me

I've decided to start a new blog purely for my booklog (call it a klog?). I don't think of these as book reviews. I began my booklog in order to remember what books I'd read. It struck me one day standing in a bookstore flipping through a book that I thought I'd read it, maybe. If I'd read it I didn't want to read it again. But how would I know I'd read it unless I started reading it and knew what was going to happen before it happened? So many books in the world I didn't want to go rereading ones I'd already got through. Gotta read different ones. Yes, I will allow myself to read a book I've read before. But I'd prefer knowing I'd read it rather than suspecting so, or realizing partway through. So, thought I, as an aid to memory I shall make note of what I've read.

At first I tried noting movies, magazines and record albums as well as books. But that proved ridiculously beyond my capabilities. If I was going to do it at all it was going to have to be a project with real limits. Books only. I'm not going to say there's never been an exception because there's always going to be an exception somewhere sometime for something, y'dig? Still, I hew pretty close to book.

2 comments:

David Lee said...

Yup. Comments field works. Even on my old OS9 Mac. Cheers!

Glenn Ingersoll said...

Thanks for checkin' that out for me, bro. You da bomb.