The readathon last saturday seemed to have sapped all my energy in reading as I’ve been taking my time reading Bill Bryson’s The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir and the graphic novel Pyongyang: A journey in North Korea. I enjoy them both and am reading more today after some Sunday errands. I’ve just been pacing my reading. I posted all the reviews I wrote during the readathon this week too, and I’ve been considering all the books I will be reading for the rest of the summer. I have been thinking a lot this weekend.
Currently, I have 12 books and one movie taken out from the public library. That is the lowest number of items taken out in more than a year, at least. I love my public library. I spent summers there as a kid going through books. As I have started to recently buy books and borrow more from friends, I have needed to cut down on browsing in the library. Other than the express/bestseller reads, I don’t even browse there. I request all my books from the online catalogue and pick it up in my weekly visit. I am actually a bit glad that my library checkout item number is down because I own so many more books now, most of which I have not read because the library books get precedence. This summer, I am trying to achieve a balance.
In other reading news, I have been reading a lot of fanfiction today. I actually read a lot of fanfiction in general, and can into periods of not doing so, but for the most part, I do read many amateur writings. I have been doing so more or less consistently for years. They can be based on television shows, movies, or other books. It’s fascinating what writers do with other writers. I have read some wonderful writing and stories from fanfic. It’s an interesting subgenre made possible or at least, more alive by the internet.
Have a good Sunday and week.