Reading Journal: Monday 6th January 2014

So yeah, my journal entry for Monday 6th January. Emmm...bit of a problem there as it happens. I'm sure you know how it is when you spend so much time reading that you leave no time for writing, or you spend so much time writing that you leave no … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Friday, 3rd January 2014

This reading journal feature on RobAroundBooks has been a thorn in my side since the beginning. How so? Well, I’ve never really been happy with how I present it to you. I’ve um-ed and ah-ed over format and frequency forever now, and I’ve never been … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March 2013

For a few months now I've been completely out of sorts with my reading. I've felt as though I've been merely going through the motions of reading without getting any real reading done. This has made me unfocused and completely unmotivated (I've a … [Read more...]

Every book is a journey: Rob’s ‘reviewing system’ explained

Hopefully, one of the first things that you'll notice when you visit RobAroundBooks is that it's a little different to anything else that may already be out there in Internet land. And one of the ways in which I claim my uniqueness is in the way … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Friday 10th September 2010

You know, even though I’ve dived back into full-time lit blogging (and I’ve never been happier having done so) I thought about leaving out this online reading journal feature until I could come up with the ultimate format for it; a format which would … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Tuesday 1st June 2010

And so fellow reader we hit June, beautiful June. It's the beginning of a new month and to some small degree the door has started opening for summer. We're not quite there yet of course, but Tuesday's always feel like a summer's day to me because I … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Monday 31st May 2010

Well folks it's been a few days since I updated my reading journal I know. The thing is midweek last week, I just felt that low, depressing what's the point mood coming on and I had to nip it in the bud and take a bit of a break away from reading. … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Tuesday 25th May 2010

While I'm managing perfectly to keep up with my shorter reading assignments, I'm having a real hard time tackling my bigger ones. Again I was determined to dive back into my Independent Foreign Fiction Prize shortlist reading, and to make a start on … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Monday 24th May 2010

Well dear reader I really must apologise for my tail off in posts towards the latter half of last week. With my stomach giving me some serious digestive problems I really lost most of my motivation for any kind of focused reading. It happens right? … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Monday 17th May 2010

The start of a new week and I was surprisingly upbeat about my reading after having a weekend of doubt and doldrums. I guess I was still disappointed at not having met my challenge to read the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize shortlist before the … [Read more...]