I read a lot, indiscriminately, and obsessively. I own a used/rare bookstore, and am blessed to have a never-ending supply of books of all types come through my hands. I spent most of my childhood and teenage years reading world classics, but in the last decade have widely expanded my circle.
About 10 years ago, I got into the habit of writing out all the quotes I loved out of all the books I read. This lead to this blog. Eventually, I began to review them, as well. I choose my books as the mood moves me, although I am currently also working on reading all the classics I had read before my 20s for the purpose of this blog (and re-visiting things I love, of course).
I choose quotes for many reasons. A lot of them I choose because I find them eloquent or inspirational, but some are a lot more personal than that. They may remind me of something or someone, or make me think, or reflect a personal belief. (If you come across a quote and you can't figure out why I would possibly select it - it's probably one of these.
Tags are the easiest way to navigate this blog. I tag everything: decade, century, fiction/non-fiction/poetry/plays, genres, narrative, etc.
♥ 20th century --> I tag by century and decade, but the 20th century decades are the only ones I tag as I do centuries. (e.g. 1940s - fiction, 1910s - plays etc.)
♥ For country and century/decade, I specify whether the book was written in that time, or about that time. (e.g. Memoirs of a Geisha (written by an American in 1997 about pre and post WWII Japan) - 1990s - fiction, 20th century - fiction, 1940s in fiction, american - fiction, japanese in fiction.)
♥ Every genre is subdivided by fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and plays. (e.g. romance (non-fiction), humours (fiction), etc.)
A LIST OF ALL TAGS CAN BE FOUND IN A LIST ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BLOG.