Posting Schedule

You may have missed this small update I made earlier this week. Well, I have made some revisions to the schedule. I originally decided to dedicate myself to posting at least twice a week, but I have changed my mind and will try to post three times a week instead. Tuesdays will be dedicated to book news, Kindle news, reflections on reading and books, and the like. Thursdays will be dedicated to  Booking Through Thursday (just discovered via Bookish Nose, although I wholeheartedly disagree about Pride and Prejudice, naturally 😉 ).  Sundays will be dedicated to reading updates and will be tagged with my “in-progress” tag. It will give me a chance to talk about books I abandon and my initial impressions, reflections, or other thoughts about what I’m currently reading. I will still post book reviews whenever I finish books, regardless of the schedule.

4 thoughts on “Posting Schedule

  1. When I published that entry about "Pride and Prejudice," I knew you'd have something to say about it 🙂

    1. Truthfully, I know that Aunt Jane isn't for everyone, which is why I sometimes hesitate to recommend her to students or friends and family. Although, I will say this, and I say it as an English teacher who has done and perhaps sometimes still does this: sometimes we ask students to read books they aren't ready for, but that they might enjoy later in life. Nowadays I feel it's part of my job to expose students to some of these classics because alarming statistics about reading lead me to believe they won't read it at all otherwise. On the other hand, other students (like you) probably would try the books on their own when they're ready. To be honest, I'm not sure how many teenage boys are ready for Jane Austen. On the other hand, sometimes students surprise you. I had a student this year fall in love with George Eliot (not my doing) and Emily Brontë (entirely my fault). I don't care all that much for Brave New World, but it seems to grab the students. And another became an Oscar Wilde fan after reading Dorian Gray. So sometimes you can lead a horse to water and gleefully watch them drink. I guess I see myself just throwing books at kids until one sticks.

  2. Readers, even infrequent ones, have preferences. They may gravitate to fast-paced action novels or narratives with emotional tugs or, perhaps, stories built around interesting characters (my weakness). They may have preferred genres or settings.

    You have to find out what bait to use and then, when they bite, reel them in with similar fare. Once hooked, you’ve got them for life.

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