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Sat, Jan. 10th, 2004, 09:57 pm
Grrr

Here's something that annoys me: Sara Nelson gets a book contract and a lot of hoopla for having read fifty-two books in a year. What about us truly passionate readers, people? I feel robbed!

Good solution: read Nelson's book, rant irritably.

Better solution: let this inspire me to write book reviews this year. I could start out monthly, a la Bryn, and try moving up to weekly if it works out well.

Best solution: HHROB!

Sat, Jan. 10th, 2004 07:38 pm (UTC)
thran

HHROB?

Humorously humiliate Rob? What are you doing humiliating my boyfriend, anyway?

....

Sat, Jan. 10th, 2004 08:31 pm (UTC)
kleenestar

Right, bad Jess, no acronyms: HHROB is "Hammer and Hook's Review of Books," a project Hook and I have had on the back burner for a couple of years. Basically, we each go through a couple of hundred books a year and figure we should do something with all that literary consumption.

Humiliating Rob works too, though.

Sat, Jan. 10th, 2004 09:08 pm (UTC)
thran

No, that's cool, I like acronyms, and coming up with the wrong (or unintentional) interpretations for them. :)

Sat, Jan. 10th, 2004 09:49 pm (UTC)
hakamadare

so, um, who's Sara Nelson? :)

Sat, Jan. 10th, 2004 11:31 pm (UTC)
kelemvour

That was my question as well... ;)

Sun, Jan. 11th, 2004 07:24 am (UTC)
bneuensc

Monthly recommendations turned out to be hard to keep up because I don't have that much time to read new stuff and didn't just want to recommend old stuff all the time (especially since I'd rather recommend lesser-known things, and I haven't read that many of those). If you were doing reviews, though, then it wouldn't matter if you spent a week reading Perdido Street Station in the hopes of recommending it and ended up deciding you didn't like it much at all.

I'm not yet sure what I'll do for this year.