Friday, April 29, 2011
Flashback Friday: The List
I've been thinking a little bit about my blog lately. Somehow, it's not nearly as robust as I had envisioned. When I was journaling my reading and listening, I was a lot more creative and consistent about writing posts. Somehow, I've managed to strait-jacket my right-brain attributes and my blog has been absent a personable voice.
While it is true that I launched this blog with the sole intention of posting audiobook reviews and, that while it is unreasonable to expect an audiobook review every day; there's nothing to say that I can't write about some of the other cultural influences that have informed me or, about other audiobook topics.
So, I've decided to introduce a new feature that will appear every Friday. Flashback Friday will feature some of the items from my pre-blogging days. It might be an entry from my journal, or a relevant artifact, or even a revisitation of something I've already blogged about. The tenor of Flashback Friday will be less formal, more "journally" and, hopefully a little more fun ;-)
So without further ado, I present the first Friday Flashback post, featuring "The List!"
Before iPhones with their "Notes" app, before goodreads.com and other social book groups that feature ways to catalogue your titles, before even my Word .doc scrapbook/journal of entries, there was The List. It was a slip of paper torn from an AudioFile Magazine notepad. It featured the titles of books I wanted to read, hastily scrawled and, folded into the coin section of my wallet. I created the list so that when I walked into a bookstore, I would not be overcome by plentitude - like a Soviet Russian in an American grocery store - and forget what I came in for. I would have direction, a purpose that would guide me through my exploration of the retail and library stacks. It served as a compass, allowing me to browse; but not quite so aimlessly!