show and tell sunday

After BBAW [Show and Tell Sunday]

I’m winding down now after joining in the celebration of Book Blogger Appreciation Week. The timing was less than ideal for my participation–I tend to be especially busy at work mid-month, and that’s even more true during the winter and spring months when I’m doing audit prep–but I’m really glad I didn’t decide to opt out! In case you missed it, here’s what I posted:

I met some new bloggers, I reconnected with long-time blogging friends, I left comments and I had conversations on Twitter. The week was everything I could have hoped for (aside from the minor disappointed of not being anyone’s “superlative” anything).

Some of the best posts of the week were Friday’s thoughts on handling burnout, where “let go of guilt/expectations,” “blog how you want,” and “read what you want” were all common threads. The topic inspired me tweet out my Blogger’s Credo and the link to my “Superwoman Is Not A Book Blogger”  post from about a year ago.

I want to ponder further on the “read what you want” idea. I’ve mentioned that I’m on a break from paid reviewing, and since I don’t take review books from many non-paying sources anymore, I guess I’m officially in a phase where all of my reading is “what I want”–theoretically–and I’m trying to figure out how to figure out what I want, if that makes sense.

  • Do I want to read the kinds of books I already know I like?
  • Do I want to read books that other people are talking about?
  • Do I want to read books so I can better understand other things people are talking about?

Basically, do I want comfort food, junk food, food for thought…or a balanced reading diet that includes some of all of it?

I’m probably overthinking it, but I’d like to know what you think: How do you decide what you truly want to read?

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I didn’t post here last Sunday, and I thought I’d show you why–I was putting on my best TARDIS gear and hanging out with Whovians at Gallifrey One all last weekend.

eleventh doctor lady tardis gallifrey one 2016

 

cosplayers gallifrey one 2015

convention ribbons gallifrey one 2016

The ribbons are a convention tradition at “Gally”–a “ribbon scarf” in homage to the Fourth Doctor. My stack in this photo includes ribbons collected at previous events…but not the ones I added on Saturday, as this photo was taken on Friday evening. The end result is more than twice as tall as I am.

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