Thursday, January 18, 2007

reviewer's block

A post from my previous blog:

I keep picking up books, thinking "I don't feel much like reviewing this, but it really belongs in a bibliography, so I'll read it and just write a short informative blurb" and next thing I know, I have paragraphs of review. This is actually pretty cool.

I need to try that trick on some books I didn't manage to review. A good example: "Feed" by M.T. Anderson. An amazing book, too amazing for me to get out any words about it, it seemed. I had a perfect beginning, but after that it all kind of dribbled away.

And "How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found." I LOVED that book. And couldn't find word one to say about it. Perhaps I just can't bear to write a mediocre review of a wonderful book?

MotherReader commented on my last post that I'm not the only one with this problem. Anyone else?

I do have much of a review of The Rules of Survival written and will finish it if it's the last thing I ever do and the worst review I ever write. :-\