Then I started writing, and I wanted to post about that, so I started another blog.
And then for a while I stopped writing, and the second blog became more of a reading blog.
And then I looked at my blogs and realized that my second blog had become almost entirely a review blog, which was never my intention. (Meanwhile, my first blog was languishing in the desert of absolutely no attention...)
So, I'm going to be changing what I'm blogging about, and where. First of all, I will not longer be reviewing everything I read. This is for two reasons.
- Reviewing takes a lot of time, and so I have a mental block on reading, because there's this massive chore at the end of something I normally find fun and amazing.
- When I don't like something, I get sarcastic and bitter about it. If I thought I was an infallible critical reader, I wouldn't mind that so much, but I am keenly aware that I am NOT a reliable source. I get insanely emotional about things for reasons ranging from a flashback an odd sentence started, to the fact that I had a bad day at work. And I know I'm hurtful when I'm sarcastic, which I don't want to be. Heaven knows, maybe the author will read this review some day, and I don't want to be the one going I HATE THIS BOOK IT"S ALL AGAINST PARENTAL AUTHORITY BURN THE WRITER because someone at work got mad at me for making stupid mistakes. And it's much easier to just not write the review than to rein in the anger and bitterness. ^_^
So, this is how it's going to work. I will review things I read for reading challenges, such as the 2011 YA Debut Challenge. That is going to be about 12 books a year. If you want to see me review more books that that, here is my goodreads page, with the books I've read. Go to the little "view" link to the side of any book, and leave a comment demanding that I review it. I'll try my best. :D
And I'll try to post about writing more, and my life. Which is to say, I'm retiring my first blog. All my blogging will be on this page, and I'll try to get something up once a week.
I hope you like it!
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