January 5th, 2010

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 07:28 pm
You know, it was really only the other day that I realized that on this blog, I'd actually be doing more talking about knitting and my lack-of-job situation than I've been talking about delicious hot drinks or books. Bad book-blogger! No biscuit!

Well, that situation's going to change. Call it a New Year Resolution, if you will. I'm going to make sure to have few filler posts here and more actual book-related content. Though I know I don't exactly have great readership at the moment, that may change, and the best way to change that is to actually post content here that others may find interesting.

I recently signed up for membership with a small publishing company that will send me free books in exchange for reviews. Not a bad deal, really. The company seems to mostly publish Christian-based books, but there are still a few there that are interesting to me even if I don't entirely share their religious views, and I intend to make the most of it.

I also want to make greater use of my local library this year, and just because a book I read may not be recent and may not be owned by me doesn't mean that a review of it is a bad idea, and it doesn't mean that some time in the future, someone else may be contemplating buying that book for themselves and my review might be influential.

I'm no great authority in books. But, like most reviewers, I know what I like, and I know how to tell the difference between, "I don't like this," and "this is of poor quality."

Probably tomorrow or the day after I'll have a review of Changing the World ready. (I've been reading less than I thought, so it's taken me longer to finish it than I originally planned.) Stay tuned!