So here it is, my very own book blog. One I’ve been planning since NaNoWriMo 2008, starting off as a writing blog, but things happened and it never came to pass. I’ve transferred my book database from Media Shelf1 to Shelfari to WordPress (via Now Reading Reloaded plugin) then finally to GoodReads.
Why ‘Book Pile’?
Because I have a pile of unshelved books either read or unread. Also in this pile, books I have started but I still have yet to finish. I know, how very uncreative (goes with the blog’s description) but I am not the same reader I was before2 and somehow grew up and got lazy. So what a better way to start a new year with the pledge of reading more books— mainly finishing books I have started as far back as 3 years ago.
So, what now?
I also resolve to write down my thoughts about the books I’ve read, however mundane they would be. They may or may not always resemble a book review, but putting them down makes the activity more worthwhile. I might also post my thoughts on reading, the kinds of books I read, my readings moods, etcetera.
So, shall we get started?
I’ve already finished 3 books earlier this month which is a very good start for me compared to last year where I only read one novel and 9 manga volumes. Here’s hoping I finally get to finish The Book Thief and some of the other books on my list.