"All books are either dreams or swords,/You can cut, or you can drug, with words." - Amy Lowell, 'Sword Blades and Poppy Seed'

Monday, May 30, 2011

"Begin at the beginning..."

So, I've decided, just for the heck of it, to start keeping a blog reviewing the books I'm reading, as well as maybe posting various random book-related thoughts.  I'm a graduate student in library science and history, a new aunt, and an all around bibliovore, so I hope that I should be able to talk about a wide variety of books.  Depending on my mood, I might even look at movies based on books, but we'll see :)  I also hope to cover both older and newer books.  Just because something was published before I was born does not make it undeserving of reading today.

I might start by importing some book reviews from Goodreads, where I keep track of the books I read and the books I own.  Feel free to comment and share your opinions about any books I'm discussing!

Guide to Ratings (following the Goodreads method):
* (one star) = disliked
** (two stars) = neutral (it was okay)
*** (three stars) = liked
**** (four stars) = really liked
***** (five stars) = loved 
Keep in mind that these ratings are purely subjective.  In addition, for full reviews with stars, I will try to always include a list of the strengths and weaknesses of a book to help readers understand my rating and to help them make an informed opinion as to whether they would like to read it.

Note: I will try to tag each post so that readers can easily find posts relating to their interests.  I'll tag by author, by form (novel, non-fiction, short story, etc.) and anything else that seems pertinent. 

1 comment:

  1. I just checked out your site and I am very impressed! The layout is quite attractive, and the overall format impressive. Nice job, honey! I hope you pick up some followers!