Happy Sunday or Monday or Tuesday! It’s September, it’s raining, school has started and things are going to get a little crazy. I plan to keep reading and reviewing. I plan to finish all my challenges (we’ll see about that) and I really want to get back to writing poetry. Not to mention the fact that BBAW is a week away. Sounds like a time management nightmare.
Speaking of time management, I would like to ask you about Google Reader. Do you use it? Do you like it? Is it helpful or overwhelming?
The reason I ask is that, although it is a wonderful tool, I’m finding that I’m not taking the time to visit my favorite blogs. I mean really visiting them, reading long posts, writing comments or just saying hello.
With the reader it is so easy to scan through posts, maybe open a link or two, but there is so much there, I am pressured to get it all read, and I feel I am loosing a vital connection.
So, I am going to try a different approach. I will use Google Reader as a news reader, information gatherer and a place to look at eclectic blogs I never comment on. As for my favorite book blogs I will try and visit them at least once a week, read the posts, post a comment or two, maybe just say hi.
What do you think? Is Google Reader a useful tool or a distraction? Last night I read a post at Reactions to Reading that insisted that all blogs needed an RSS feed to make it convenient to read on a feed reader. The blogger stated the belief that those without a feed were just fishing for stats. Do you agree?
As for reading this past week I finished my first book for R.I.P. IV. You can find the review here. I’ve started my second book for the Random Reading Challenge. It’s called The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet and it is absolutely wonderful. I’m also reading The Snow Geese by William Fiennes. I think I will review it for the Science Book Challenge.
What are you reading this Sunday?
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