I read some of my earlier blog posts to gain inspiration about what to write next. It somewhat sadden me, because I discovered that my posts now hardly have any writing. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because my blog has grown to have a focus. However, I also miss sharing my general thoughts. I wrote a post from September, about what I should read next. Sometimes I can’t match my next book to the greatness of my finished book, so I thought of an idea.
I love reading and always want a book to read, but perhaps it’s okay to not be reading a book at all times. ‘Gasp’, I’m not sure that’s actually possible for me. I’ve written in a general journal to share my own thoughts and feelings although it’s never been constant. I got an idea from a reader’s comment. (Yes, I do read each and every comment.) It’s okay to reflect upon the book. What made the book so spectacular that I couldn’t stop reading? Why did I become sad when I finished the book? Why do I have such a difficult time finding my next book to read? I keep a small notebook of books I’ve read, would like to read, and reading quotations. However, I don’t have a notebook to reflect and write about the book. I was asked to write papers and essays about books in school, so why should that change. I think I’ll begin a book thought journal to write both positive and negative things about what I thought about the book. Reading helps us grow, so how did the book change me?
Please give me your thoughts about book reflections. Do you also keep a record of what you’ve read? How do you reflect about books?
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