Dec 11, 2009

Half-finished Books and a New Blog Name

I feel like a book dilettante - starting several books at the same time and not finishing them. I have at least five books that I have started and have every intention of finishing. I just can't decide which to tackle first, and I may start new ones instead. That is the sure sign of a dilettante.

As a result, I've decided to change the name of my blog, from Book Bird Dog to Book Dilettante! Hope you stay with me!


Books I've started:
A Wild Sheep Chase
Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch
Killer Keepsakes
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Dim Sum Dead

Pre-New Year's resolution: Finish the mysteries first, then tackle the others for the two literary challenges I have going. Then start new books for the Thriller and Suspense Reading Challenge that begins Jan 1. Hope that I can keep to this rather reasonable resolution.

16 comments:

  1. I have been thinking about how to change the name of my blog for awhile and love how you did it....

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  2. I have a bad habit of doing this sort of thing myself.

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  3. LOL....I know what you mean. I have the Murakami books on my shelf. (hope to read them soon). Hope u finding something that makes you read non stop from start to finish.

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  4. I'll stick with you, no worries! I know that feeling of picking up and putting down. When I'm in those moods it takes a pretty special book to grab me and settle me down; often I'll pick one of my comfort books, but even that doesn't always do it.

    Looking forward to reading about the books on your list when you get around to them ;) They all look great.

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  5. I love the new title, very appropriate I might say :). I do however know how it is with starting a few books and not knowing which ones to finish if any. It gets to be quite frustrating sometimes.

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  6. I like your new name! I've always thought I'd change the name of my blog at some point, too. Give it some kind of snappy title. But I've never come up with anything I like enough to go to all the trouble.

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  7. I'm honored to be the first person you told about your new name- I love it! :-)

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  8. I must say, I like the sound of the new name. But I wouldn't call you anything that can be connected to the word "amateur", Harvee. I believe you know your books well :)

    As it happens, I'm sitting next to my shelf right now so I can count the books that I've started but still haven't finished (some for over a year now)... wait a sec... okay, there's 19 of them (about 5 of which I've been shuffling this week). And that's not including the books that I haven't even started reading yet. You can call me absurdly compulsive, if not fickle-minded, LOL!

    Anyway, I trust you're enjoying those 5 books :)

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  9. Thanks for the support everyone. And I'm really glad to see I'm not the only one that has this dilemma of half-read books :) Let's keep on reading.

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  10. giggle! i like it! but you have to finish those books because i need to know if they are good or not!

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  11. Love the new name! (Although I think the old one was also rather cute.)

    Really interested how you'll see Mr Muo's Traveling Couch, as I saw a copy here and wanted to get but seomeone whose taste I trust didn't like it. (I'm still curious though, maybe you can convince me.)

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  12. I like your new name...and have the same bad habit!

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  13. Fun new name. I'm with Joy, I'd like to change mine, but nothing has struck me as worthy of the trouble. I think you have sfound a winner though :)

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  14. I like your blog's new name!

    I just finished The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, and I loved it. The review's up on my blog, but that's not a plug to come read it, that's just in case you're interested in a few thoughts to get you past the starting stage.

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  15. The name is great and I'm with you and trying to decide which book to start next...so many choices!!

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