Sunday, November 25, 2007

Procrastination

I'm supposed to be cleaning up my office and getting myself organized to do piles and piles of work, but I keep getting sidetracked. I think the only way I get anything done is by having a dozen things on the go at once, so that procrastination from one activity leads to productivity in another. Anyway, I finally got around to updating the reading log on my website. It's pretty pathetic. I've been bad at finishing books lately. (See above.) In part, this is due to deficits in my attention span (and Scrabble on Facebook), in part due to my day-job (which is no longer an excuse), in part due to not running into a lot of books that have kept a grip on me, in part due to reading a lot of magazine articles, manuscripts and stuff online. I think reading things for review and for editorial purposes might be poisoning my reading practices. I'm tossing around the idea of taking 2008 off as a reviewer and getting back into reading really good books that I want to read.

3 comments:

Alex said...

I have similar plans for '08. You start to burn out reading stuff for review all the time.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Bah. I don't believe it. You guys can't be serious.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see Jim Crace's Being Dead receive some attention.
I loved this book!
Thanks too for your kind words about Sharon McCartney's
Against (Nov. 20/07) and John Lofranco's Aerobic Capacity.
Caryl