Avid reader looking for a permanent home for my book reviews. What makes my reviews different? I give most books I read a fair shake, and frequently read them twice before reviewing, sometimes waiting a month between reads so I can see which impressions stand the test of time (much to the dismay of my library). I try to give a brief (I don’t always succeed at this part) synopsis that represents my interpretation of the plot, rather than the book blurb, and my analysis tries to focus on the book more than me. Not that those types of reviews aren’t fun, but my goal is to remember the book, the book experience, and to share information about why others may or may not enjoy the book. You would not believe how many books I’ve accidentally re-read.
I love books and discussing them, so feel free to comment.
When not reading, I’m on booksites talking about reading, swimming, biking (but only in nice weather), working, baking, gardening, trying to teach my parrots to use words instead of shrieking, or napping. Or trying to convince my dogs that they really don’t feel like going for a walk right now. I’m usually unsuccessful at that.
Ack! Goodreads has been down for me for two hours. I think I’m going through withdrawal!!! I suppose I could go read a book
Is that the view from your bedroom window? 😉
I hear that! I have to finish a review–my book is overdue!
And I only wish it was my bedroom doorway–it was a house entrance in Taos, New Mexico.
Thanks for the follow 🙂 I like the picture, has an out of the cave feel 🙂
Hi, Carol, do you accept requests for reviews? I’m an independent author and I’m interested in giving you a copy of my book, The Quest for Juice (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0615826822/), for review.
Jonathan-David, thanks for asking, but the answer is almost never, and certainly not promptly.
Do you accept submissions for book reviews?
Thank you for sharing my post. Your Blog is lovely~
Thank you. Yours as well!
I have nominated you for The Liebster Award as a blog that should be receiving lots of interest and focus. The rules and information regarding this is posted at http://bookishswint.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/liebster-award-nomination/
Love your avatar.
Thank you~ looks to be from similar stock as yours.
Heyya. Nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Check it out here: http://wp.me/p4n8cJ-CC
Does the “Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing on Rainbows” in your Goodreads username refer to the IPU?
I’m not sure which ‘ipu’ you might referring to, but it’s my own weird humor at work. I recently found this video on Youtube and think it is hysterical. It’s also my way of poking at GR because shelves that were named in a ‘demeaning’ manner were deleted.
Hi I nominated you for The Liebster Award and look forward to re a d ing your post.
Thanks, Ajoobacats. Kind of you to think of me!
You’re very welcome.
PFUDOR is hilarious. Thankfully, it’s also short.
Isn’t it, though?
I have a DIL now – eldest son married a delightful woman. They have three cats and a dog which thinks it’s a cat. I think she will appreciate the link.
Hi, Carol! I’m nominating you for the Liebster Award and hope you don’t mind. It’s okay if you don’t wanna do it, but I would love to see your answers. 🙂 https://covers2covers.wordpress.com/2015/04/18/the-liebster-award-2/
I don’t mind, but it might be a bit before I get to it. Presentation due in 5 days!
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This bookshelf shot is the only one I’ve ever seen with as much Connie Willis as my bookshelf!
Heh. I forgot that picture gives away my book OCD–I ha bought mass market of Bell & To Say and loved the so much I tracked down trade/hardcover.
We love your blog and we would be very happy if you were to review some of our upcoming titles.
Please find enclosed one of our current bestsellers – Happy Hour& other Philadelphia Cruelties by Tony Knighton, a 30-year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department.
The Philly Inquirer likened Happy Hour to the work of Dennis Lehane.
Mr. Knighton will write an essay about the story behind Happy Hour this week. I’ll submit that to you for additional content if you’d like.
Our authors, Benedict J. Jones and Kalyan Lahiri, will likely produce similar essays soon. Please let us know if you are interested in reviewing their titles.
Also, please let us know how we can help share your content.
P.S. I was unable to include relevant links and the pdf of Happy Hour. I’ll be happy to send a proper proposition via email.
I sent you a message on GR before I remembered you might not get it because… well, GR. Anyway, I just wanted to leave you a link to my book stack. Hope you find something you like. 🙂 https://covers2covers.wordpress.com/20160908_172512-jpg/
I finally got around to making a post about the Traveling Unwanted Books. Sorry for the delay–things have been kind of busy these past few weeks. You get first pick. 🙂 https://covers2covers.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/sottub/
Might want to update this, since Leafmarks has shut down 😦
Ah, yes. Sadness. Leafmarks was the closest in terms of functionality for me. I had hopes for it.
Yep, sadness indeed 😦
This is such a great blog, thanks for stopping at my blog, Jackie
Your blog and other Goodreads reviews have been a boon for me. Thanks for filling up my reading list with goodies.
Thank you, Alfy! Glad that I could be of service in the winnowing and sifting of Mount TBR. 😉
Napping. We both do quite a lot of that. I rather like it. She doesn’t, much.
“The happiest part of a man’s life is what he passes lying [half-] awake in bed in the morning.” — Dr. Johnson
Wonderful reviews! Thank you for doing so many! It is a real treat to us authors.
i dunno the truly great workzz of fiction have so many dimensions they are often hard to summarize. I think Einstein said “reality is only a projection of my thoughts & feelings’ My limited reviews try to point out detail that may have been Missed by ‘the many’
We all find our own way.