I decided, this weekend, that I’ll not review every single book I read this year. That’s right, I’m giving myself a break. Well, it’s actually not a huge break. I won’t be reviewing (here) the knitting books I read. I’ll still list them in my newly created Books Read list, which has its own tab.
This not reviewing knitting books isn’t actually a new thing; I read at least one knitting book last year, but not only did I not review it, I didn’t even include it in my count. I might not have thought about it this year, except that one of the knitting books I read this month, Mason-Dixon Knitting, was actually one of Dewey’s books, so I was going to count it for that challenge. Which you may not know about, because I never actually got around to posting that I was participating. But I was participating! I’d committed at the challenge blog, I’d made a long list of possible books, and I’d starting winnowing that down. (And read the first book for the challenge, even.)
So, since I’m not reviewing knitting books, and since I’m so behind on these challenge posts (I count at least 3-4 I should’ve had up long ago), I’m reneging on my challenge-participation status. In both the challenges I committed to (that’d be Dewey’s books challenge, and the Well-Seasoned Reader Challenge). I may well still finish all the reading, but the thought of all the extra posting has been weighing on me.
These changes make it so I’m not 50 percent further behind than I’ve ever been here. Instead, I’m only tied with my most behind ever. That’s much better, right?