Sunday, April 19, 2009
Book Diving: An Introduction
So last week I got inspired--in more ways than one--and this new feature "Adventures in Book Diving" is the result. (It's okay if you want to imagine Super Grover's theme song or something of the like. That's what I heard originally. But the more I say the name, the more the "Pigs in Space" comes to mind. Can't you just hear the announcer say, "When we last left Becky she was..." Okay, that may just be me. Late at night. Being weird.) How will I book dive? Ever-so-often (I'm thinking once or twice a month unless I throw my back out) I'll be brave and go deep-box-diving. I'll go to the darkest of the dark, deepest of the deep, yes, you guessed it, I'll venture into the scary-boxes. The boxes of shame. The boxes that hold the books from years past that I never managed to review. These books will be from 2006, 2007, and 2008 primarily. (If they weren't released at that time, they will at least have been received at that time.) I'll pick a handful of books--more than two, less than five--that show great promise. These books will be given priority in my reading pile. I'll try to review at least a few a month. Here's how I'm imagining this playing out. I'll go book-diving. I'll write up a post showing off the book covers and first sentences. And then I'll read. As I review the books, I'll link to the review on the initial book-diving post. (If I can remember. Which at this point is a big if.) When I'm through with that handful--either read/reviewed or attempted/abandoned...then I'll start planning for another adventure in book-diving. As I said, I don't know how often this feature will pop up. Or if you guys are even interested. But with this feature and my other new semi-regular feature "Rescued from the Archives" I hope to show some love to older titles that may interest you.
Does this sound like fun? Or has my mushy brain lost it? What do you think? I originally thought of it last week. But I didn't think of the name/rules until tonight.
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