I read a lot. But, I’m usually not reading with any other people, so I don’t have anyone to talk to about the books I read. It’s sad, because I often have a lot to say.
But wait! We have an internet! Hooray, internet!
…So, I’ll post here every time I read a book. To begin with, I’ll have a large backlog of posts that I wrote while I was sorting out this whole blog-having business, so they’ll come out very quickly at first. After that, I’ll catch up with myself and you’ll have to wait. But I’ll try to post what I’m reading next, in case you, hypothetical reader, would like to read with me.
Don’t expect book reviews here. I plan to write about my thoughts on a book. Sometimes, this will slide almost into literary analysis. Sometimes, I’ll read books that make arguments and I’ll need to address what they say. And once in a while you may just get my strange associations.
A word about my reading tastes. Most of what I read will fall into one of three categories: books of a literary nature (often but not always”the classics”), nonfiction books of professional interest, and fantasy or science fiction books.
I’m a librarian, so by “professional interest,” I mostly mean things that have to do with technology, media and information. Occasionally, I may delve into the history of the book, but I can’t say I deal with that much in my day to day professional life.
I may also occasionally blog about other media I consume. In particular, I am interested in board games, but I also watch movies and some TV (I blame Netflix!!), so you might hear about that, as well.
The title of my blog is a punning reference to Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem Christabel, with which I am somewhat obsessed.
There is not wind enough to twirl
The one red leaf, the last of its clan,
That dances as often as dance it can,
Hanging so light, and hanging so high,
On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky.
All right. On with the blog!