Friday, November 9, 2018

Scaring Myself

While looking for something else, I happened upon this in-progress report on Wallace Stegner's Angle of Repose, in which I confessed that I'd heard the ending was devastating and I was curious what it could be, as I drew nearer and nearer to finishing the book.

What's weird about that is that I have absolutely no memory of the book, including the ending. And I never wrote a review of it, meaning I didn't capture my thoughts.

For a few panicky minutes I thought that the lack of a review meant that I'd failed to enter it into my Done Read list, but whew! That wasn't the case. Apparently I didn't read it for a challenge, and I didn't feel compelled to review it.

So a couple of lessons for me here:

1. Don't let worry about some sort of a mistake cloud my vision. I was really worried that the integrity of the Done Read list had been compromised, but all that was for naught. It took me a while to figure that out, because I was panicky -- the book is missing from the Reviews page, but not from the Done Read list -- and all that's wasted energy now.

2. Review everything. I'll thank myself later.


Talk to me! I love external validation.