In the time since I started blogging about books, I've obtained and left a job as a bookseller (well, sort of, January 1 is my last day), had twins, and seen my book taste evolve dramatically. I no longer feel like the only authors worth reading died before 1960. Of my favorite books read in 2012, several of them were written by people who are still around.
What I'm saying is that I'm in a different readerly place and this blog is going to evolve to reflect that because IT'S MY BLOG, DAMMIT. You'll notice changes to the banner and the subtitle, but the name will stay the same because I still read All The Classics and I'm Too Lazy To Change It.
What you can expect from me from now on: the same stuff, but with a lot more contemporary literature. I analyzed my reading from this year, and about a 25% of it consisted of classics. That means that most of what I read, I don't talk to you guys about because of the constraints of the blog's title, and that is ZE DUMBEST.
I think a change in the direction of the blog will be fucking awesome and will lead to more talky-talk without sacrificing the tone or spirit of what I'm doing here, which is humanizing reading and books (especially the hard stuff) so that more people will do it (the reading) and talk about it.
So, what sort books are we going to be talking about now? Well, based on my reading from last year, it'll be a mixture of literary fiction, awesome genre fiction (Gone Girl, what), lots and lots of backlist, memoirs, history, science writing (I'm reading A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson right now)...
I hope you'll stick around because if you don't I'LL FIND YOU. Just kidding about that last part.