Friday, July 23, 2010


I never really expected to write a blog - it seemed too much hubris to think anyone would be interested in what I have to say. But I do like to write, and while writing reviews on Amazon is fun, it's also limiting. But, regardless of whether or not this blog will be of interest to anyone else, I'm interested in what I think (there's the hubris) so... I guess I'm mostly writing for myself.

Since Kate's blog is bookworm-kate, I figure I can be bookworm-dad and, like her, I'll post my thoughts on the variety of books I read. When it comes to history I'll read most anything but I'm especially partial to the American Revolution and World War II. With fiction I often prefer the Young Adult genre because it's usually a lot cleaner and more decent than a lot of grown-up stuff but also because it's probably nearer to my maturity level! Actually, I loved reading as a kid and reading YA books now brings back good memories (sometimes I'm right back in my bedroom or under a backyard tree and I can even remember what I was reading). Lately I've also been reading some "classics" that were assigned back in school, although back then I usually read the Cliff's Notes instead - but some of them are actually quite good!

I also plan to write about other stuff that family and friends might like to hear. But then again, maybe it'll just be me who's interested in what I think.

1 comment:

  1. It's sad when you have to look up the meaning to a word such as "hubris"!!!! Lol. I'm interested in reading your blog so it won't be just for your benefit. Can't wait to hear of some more good books. I'm getting a few of my girlfriends together to do a "book club" sort of thing (hate to admit that...) and The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is our first one. =0)