You’d think that would severely limit my diet, and I suppose it would. On the other hand, bookstores would certainly provide hearty meals. It wouldn’t take many to satisfy. Plus, I could always snack on newsstands if I got to feeling peckish. Maybe bookworms in a pinch. Only in a pinch, though – consuming words secondhand just isn’t the same.
Hi. I’m in the habit of reading. A lot. That’s what lectitare means: to be in the habit of reading, or to read repeatedly. There are a lot of book blogs out there, and to be honest, I wasn’t really sure I wanted to start another. It seemed unoriginal. On the other hand, I really like books. I have a lot to say about them, and other people who really like books seem to find my thoughts worthwhile. So I’m giving it a shot. I’d like to do a mix of things here – post about individual books, sure, but also about larger issues related to books, like what makes a book good versus popular and how that changes over time. I’ll probably wind up dipping into social justice issues often because that’s something else that interests me. I might do conversations with friends about books or discussions about some of the many independent bookstores in New York. It’s going to be a book variety hour here, folks.
I don’t know how often I’ll post; I do know that keeping up a regular posting schedule is a lot harder than it sounds. Right now I’m aiming for about once a week. In the meantime, lectitate! (Go read!)