I’m on my third blog post and already faced with a dilemma.
My intention is to blog about my experience reading books. The amount of books out there is staggering. My passion for reading is not likely to vanish unless I’m abducted by aliens and replaced with a non-bookworm version of me. It seems that I can’t possibly run out of writing material.
My dilemma is this: where do I start? What book do I write about first?
Write about Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis?
This has to be my favourite book of all time written by my favourite author of all time. Yet there’s a risk: will I do it justice? I’m not naïve (arrogant?) enough to think that I’m good enough of a wordsmith to pen an excellent review of it.
I will review it at some point. Please trust that it’s worth the wait and by all means read the book in the meanwhile if you get the chance.
Write about another of my Top 10 favourite books?
I could share about another book that has made an impression on me and has been, in various ways, life-changing. I would preffer to ellaborate on my fondness of these books in later posts, after I’ve hit a few walls and learned a few lessons.
Write about a book picked at random?
Making an arbitrary pick and writing about it. Plan: go to my bookshelf – close my eyes – pick book at random – blog about randomly picked book.
Key word – random. That’s why this option makes me feel uneasy. You see, I like planning. I like justifying my choices in my head, even if it’s as random as a „I like the fact that the authors name starts with a B” justification.
Write about the latest review-worthy book I’ve read?
Sensible enough. Not too pretentious.
Maybe too modest to start with. Not guaranteed the boom-effect that will invite the book-reading-public to throw a glance at my blog – public that consists of more than my dearest fiancé and sister (who don’t really have a choice, I’m afraid)
A viable option, nonetheless.
Anyone has any other suggestions? What would you recommend I start with, fellow bookworm?