In the meantime while I try to figure that out, I’ve decided to post random3 updates4 about my reading on Twitter and also to experiment with creating a new thread/series here on this website that will serve as a running log of my reading life.
I may end up going back to active Goodreads use because I have a lot of friends there and I like to see what they are reading, and I think at least some of them like to see what I’m reading as well. But I’m still going to try this other method for 2020. I guess it is part of making this website my home location on the internet and keeping my content for myself and out of silos.
I used to be meticulous about tracking even my most minute reading updates on Goodreads, but I’ve fallen off in the past few months. Not sure why.— Joshua Whiting (@jdwhiting) January 11, 2020
Trying to decide whether to even track with Goodreads in 2020, and so just randomly tweeting my current reads in the meantime.
This confessional tweet thread gets at part of what is going on with me. It also shares a great article about librarian reading burnout:
Confession: been feeling this exact way with reading burnout and guilt, and now I don't have to write the essay because @KimRues already did – "What Happens When the Librarian Doesn’t Want to Read?" https://t.co/lJTZYzGZxY— Joshua Whiting (@jdwhiting) January 9, 2020
But what I actually have wanted to do is tear through some adult nonfiction books, dig into the stack of contemporary poetry collections I've been amassing, and watch difficult movies (and not-so-difficult movies, such as everything on Disney Plus.)— Joshua Whiting (@jdwhiting) January 9, 2020
Book I’m reading with my kids right now. pic.twitter.com/jfeqc9f6Nq— Joshua Whiting (@jdwhiting) January 11, 2020
Book I’m reading with myself right now. pic.twitter.com/ia7fvPS3Ma— Joshua Whiting (@jdwhiting) January 11, 2020