Sciondriver, Flickr

Sciondriver, Flickr

Hi all, don’t worry I’m still here. I just got a little sidetracked with starting a new job and juggling that with online classes. Now that I’m more settled, I’ve been thinking about how to make this blog more frequent, booky, and better in general.

As a first order of business, I’ve decided to make the book review posts a bit more consistent by including a short summary of what the book is about, a set of ratings, such as entertainment, craft, story and other (the other category will depend on what else I think the book did particularly well, or terrible) as well as an occasional, clearly marked spoiler section that discusses some of the book’s finer details.

The purpose of this last section is to open up a discussion about the book. Of course, not every book has enough material for such a discussion. For those that don’t the post will include a summary and recommendation only, and for those that do I’ll try to think of something intelligent to say.

My plan is to create book review posts that are beneficial to you, dear follower, that will give you all you need to know to decide whether to read said book for yourself, or some things to think about and perhaps reply to and discuss with me. This structure is an experiment, of course, and I’d love to get feedback as it progresses and develops.

As a second order of business, I plan to add a news category. I’d like to expand this blog to include not only books and reviews, but a bit of the book lover’s world. The news section might cover a book that’s coming out soon, a funny tidbit about an author, or reading, or anything else bookish, including my own ridiculous musings. This is also an experiment, so please feel free to despise it publicly.

As a last order of business, I plan to do a little reorganization of categories and the Big Page of Books. I mean, what does an alphabetical list of books really do for anyone? This is still a work in progress, but I’ll let you know when it’s up and running.

In the end, all of this is an attempt by me to be a little more serious about this blog, but I promise not to forgo any of my inherent ridiculousness. In fact,  I don’t think I’m able to forgo it; if I did, it would probably emerge at inappropriate moments like at work, where, as an editor (which I am) discovering a mistake, I shout to the office “!!!!!” and find myself in a bit of trouble.

About Annie McGovern

MA in Science and Medical Writing; Creative Writing BA; consumes books and science for sustenance (and tea); questionable Korean language skills; end
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