Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I'm back! and happy National Library Week

Today I saw a post that this week -- April 13-19, 2014 -- is National Library Week.  (I also realized that I missed Read an eBook Week, which I'm very disappointed about -- there are usually lots of great freebies and discounts during that week.)

Anyway, I've been working on blogging more frequently lately, so this seemed like a good opportunity to revive Livre du Jour, my old book of the week blog!  I know I haven't posted regularly in a very long time.  I still read a lot -- although when I get busy, as I have been this winter, I don't read as much, and I forget altogether about blogging.

But I have a new system in place now, and one of my major goals of the year is to get back into blogging regularly -- every day, in fact, on one blog or another.

I'm not going to try to play catch up on books I've read during my long absence, as I have in the past -- I think that's too daunting an endeavor, and may have the opposite effect, and turn me off from blogging about the books I read altogether.  Besides, sometimes it's hard to remember what a book was about or what I thought about it, especially if I read it a very long time ago.

Instead, I'll just go right back to blogging about what I've recently read, as though I never went on hiatus at all.  If I don't have anything to blog about for a while and the mood takes me, I might review a book I read a while back, but I'm not going to make that a requirement for myself.

I'll be posting some new reviews soon, but in the meantime, please don't forget to show your appreciation to your librarian.  My mom was a college librarian for many years, so I know how hard they work, and how strongly they believe in what they do (even if they are often handicapped by the politics that surround the industry).  I know that if it weren't for the libraries I grew up in, I never would have read half of what I did -- books are expensive, especially when you read as fast as I did, even as a child!

So thanks to all the librarians who made my love of reading possible by ordering the books I loved and guiding my literary adventures over the years!

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