This was a good year for books in my corner of the universe. I wish I had done what people do, and kept nice little notes about what I was reading as I went along.
As you’ll recall, blogs were originally described as “online diaries”. Although I like reading novels sometimes that are told in the format of a personal journal, I am not necessarily interested in reading or writing diaries. Unless they’re garden diaries. Those are fascinating.
I think this blog needs a little more personality, or something. One of the reasons I don’t write here often is because it seems as if has to be sort of formal. A “review” site.
The blog was started because an author whose books I love sent me an advance copy of a new book, and I wrote about it, but when the next in the series came out, the publisher asked the author to only send copies to “Book Review Blogs”. Awkward for the author who had already promised copies to bloggers of not necessarily book blogs.
I created a Merlyn Perilous Goodreads account today, and I’ll link to it in the sidebar once I get it set up just so.
It was a little weird, the setup, as it had me check off a bunch of reading categories, then popped up pages of children’s and YA books for me to rate. No mysteries or science fiction or historical novels.
I was having fun, and only checked things I loved and had read, giving each five stars. In my Facebook days, when I followed a ton of wonderful authors, I’d see them feeling bad that someone had given their book four or eek, three stars, and it made them feel awful. As we know, Authors Are My Heroes, so it’s going to be five or nothing from me.
Look for a more casual Merlyn in 2017, more DOA-ish, more me-ish.
Happy Reading, Happy 2017