A Couple of Thoughts

First thought: I should not be surprised that my imagination is sometimes pigheaded. It’s my imagination after all, and I’ve been known to be a bit stubborn from time to time. This time, my imagination has decided that it would much rather work on the Ennevel scene, even though I know a whole lot less about it, than on the Ilsabet scene.

I could fight it, but all that would do is waste time. Because, in the end, I’ll do whatever my imagination — and the Girls in the Basement — want.


Second thought: Just recently, it’s become very clear to me that there’s a world of difference between a book I don’t like and a book I think is bad. There are any number of books out there I don’t like, for whatever reason, and most of them are good books. Just not books for me.

I’m not sure what this has to do with anything, though I think it relates to reviews. How many reviews out there give a book low grade — whatever the grading system — as if the book were badly done schoolwork, when the truth is, the reviewer just didn’t like it? I’ve always known how subjective reviews are, both from having written them myself and from comparing my responses to a given book to reviewers’ responses to the same book. But somehow it’s different today.


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