Monday, December 21, 2015

So Here's The Thing: Local Book Reviews

Okay, so here's the thing. Next year I've got a few goals lined up for myself to work towards, and they include making more videos and reading more books. So naturally, I figured some of those videos are going to be book reviews. Cool? Cool.

Here's the thing tho. I'm going to be making a conscious effort to read books from both international and local authors. I won't be reviewing all the books I read (because I lazy liddat, and I oso want to make videos talking about other stuff oso), and I feel that if I were to review these books from international authors, I'd be just another grain of sand on the beach (since so many people should already be talking about those books already because they're international bestsellers and whatnot). There's not enough people talking about books written by local authors, especially in video form, so I want to be a person who provides a place to talk about local books in video form. The thing about that is that the audience for those kinds of things aren't really that big. Not as much people read local books compared to international ones, and that's a bit disheartening. So I won't get as many views, I suppose, but that's the thing Anwar, you shouldn't be doing it for the views. You should be doing it because it's worth doing. Because you'll be providing representation for discourse on local books. Because you'll be showing to local authors that people do give a shirt. Who knows? You might even end up being the catalyst for bigger and better things. And that's reason enough to do it, yes? Yes.

So here's the thing. I have to start reading books.