Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Something New

You all should know by now, I love to read. Love, love, love, love. Love. And I read a lot. Crazy amounts, really. So much that I frighten co-workers. Seriously.

I keep a blog for work which is filled with all manner of book-related things, but I find that reviewing books on the work blog means that the book I review should be in our collection RIGHT THEN, and that isn't always the case. Sometimes I get books months before they're released. Sometimes I buy the hardcover version of a book for ME but have to wait for the paperback release date before I can review the book on my work blog. This leads to 1. Me forgetting I planned to review a book, 2. Me being distracted by another, newer book with an all-consuming distractedness, causing me to no longer want to write a review of the other book because I love this new book so much.

In other words, I don't want to wait anymore. You can't make me.

Sometimes, Jen certain individuals complaingently remind me that I ought to write more blogs. So I have a solution that might fix my problem AND Jen's. Book reviews! I will write them and post them here!

Reviews will mostly be of ARCs or new releases that I completely adore and want to gush about. I will also create a completely ridiculous rating system for the books. It will make you laugh. And I will post it on the sidebar so you can remember how funny it is. And also so you know what the rating system is.

Some of you might be thinking, "Gee, Laura, I really don't want to read your book reviews, because I don't think they will be entertaining in the same manner that the stories you tell about your father are. Book reviews have nothing to do with your father leaving apple cores all over the house, like on bookshelves or on the top of the TV, or in the basement where they grow Friendly Mold and are discovered only when you go on a Smell Hunt trying to figure out what exactly must have died in the crawlspace."

To you I say, "That is sort of mean. But I guess you don't have to read them if you don't want to. You can just ignore me." *crawls into a corner and weeps piteously*

But don't worry. I will still have funny stories for you. And knitting ones. And various rants. I will tell you what my computer did this weekend! You will love that story. It involves me saying nasty things to my computer, questioning its lineage, and otherwise hating on Microsoft. It's a good story.

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