Circulation Desk is a new development on my blog. This year, I’ve acquired a special skill for reviewing books and offering book recommendations; two things I had no idea I had a talent for. Sure, I’ve always loved reading, but it turns out, I’m pretty good at book reviews and what’s more – I really enjoy it.
The idea for Circulation Desk came about after I started a book challenge earlier this year called 100 Books in 2016. Hopefully this is self-explanatory, but if not, let me explain. This challenge was designed to help me read more and expand my book knowledge by pushing myself to read 100 books in one year. That may seem like a daunting task, but the more I read, the more I want to read. It hasn’t been difficult at all. I’m not done with my challenge (only at book 61 at the moment), but I’ve found out that aside from reading, I also love talking about books and I need more of it in my life. After reading 60 books this year, all I want to do it talk about books.
Circulation Desk is where you go to ask literary questions, look for book recommendations and see what I’ve read this year so far, and what I’m reading now. I’ll update it with my picks and keep you up-to-date with what everyone else is reading, too. Under Circulation Desk, you’ll see a new dropdown menu consisting of some new features: “May I Recommend?” and “Bootleg Librarian” and “What Everybody’s Reading Now.”
I believe that reading books is a form of therapy, so one of the key features of Circulation Desk will be my book recommendations, which I’ll call “May I Recommend?” Also, in the new feature “Bootleg Librarian” if you give me a mood you’re going for, three books you love and two books you hate (similar to The Grumpy Librarian at LitHub), I’ll give you a custom book recommendation, and then publish the results there. “What Everybody’s Reading Now,” is obvious, no? No explanation necessary. Feel free to write to me at sarojini [at] on the pavement [dot] com and I’ll post your questions, along with my answers.
Happy reading! Or sad reading. Whatever works for you.