So my plan was to write a Top Ten Tuesday today, but that didn’t happen. I think, in all honesty, that the time for Top Ten Tuesdays on the blog has passed. I no longer enjoy putting them together in the way that I once did, and at this point they’re the last book-related content that I’m publishing here.
I think perhaps that’s an indication of the way my writing has changed since leaving graduate school. I don’t read any less than I did when I was in school–in fact, it’s quite possibly the opposite. But I don’t write about the books I’m reading these days, and I’m not sure I have a huge desire to.
I spent many years writing essays. I’ve written hundreds of pages and probably hundreds of thousands of words about the most minute of details from books. I’ve read books-about-books and cited them in great detail. And I did enjoy it for a time. But over the past few years, I’ve gradually become less concerned about or interested in writing about books. Instead, I’ve focused on other aspects of pop culture and on telling parts of my own story.
And so the blog evolves again.
I’m sure that books will make their appearance on the blog from time to time. I’m an avid reader, and on occasion I’m bound to talk about that. But the blog will no longer have books as one of its focuses.
I am, however amusingly, off to read now, though. 😀