book reviews as compilation or single titles?

As I begin to dip my toes back into the world that has kept turning while mine went topsy turvy with grief and caregiving, I’m trying to figure out the balance between writing here and posting to various social media sites. My reading has been documented here since the site’s very beginnings.

That was (gasp) nearly twenty years ago! While I believe the fundamentals of a review won’t change, the overall format can and perhaps should.

For a few Fridays now, I have posted a stack of books (and a current yarn project) to instagram (here’s last weeks). That’s it, just a stack and a caption stating I plan to read some of the books over the weekend.

Would you prefer that I share my thoughts about one book at a time (as I did back in 2003) or post a summary here with individual titles linked to a review site (as I’ve done for the past several years).

Then there’s the question of what about all the books I’ve read, since say January? That’s 70 titles! I haven’t thought much about what I was reading in those extremely challenging days last year.

A precarious stack of books, notebook with yarn on top and two projects to the left. On a wooden table in front of a blue wall.

I posted the above image two weeks ago. That list included:

  • Artyarns sandstone striations cardi in mohair ombre 2ply (colorway golden hour, June 2022 inspirations; pattern available as part of the Mohair Ombre 2 Compilation [free w/purchase of yarn. talk to your LYS for details!]) 
  • Artyarns silky twist and silky twist duos a little acorn creations tunisian crochet design sample that’s almost finished.
  • my notebook and sketchbook. 
  • Le jardin secret by Frances Hodgson Brunett (translated de l’anglais par Carole Gratis)
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 
  • Redesigning Work by Lynda Gratton // this is an ARC, as it’s already out in the world I also borrowed an ecopy from the library 
  • Come up for Air by Nick Sonnenberg
  • The Ten Percent Thief by Lavanya Lakshminarayan
  • Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman // yes I’m still reading it. 
  • A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker // looking for some stitch inspiration in one of my favorite volumes
  • 1000 Japanese Knit and Crochet Stitches // looking for stitch inspiration
  • Knitting Patterns Book 250 // looking for stitch inspiration
  • (not pictured) a new review book via netgalley.

I’m curious if there will be any comments or if everyone is tangled up in the newest social media app.

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