I normally describe myself first as a Christian and then as an enthusiast. An enthusiast about almost everything, really, and books in particular. I read indiscriminately and happily and avidly. I burden my friends with recommendations, press favourite novels into their hands, and text them extensive midnight complaints about books I don’t like. This blog is, as much as anything, an attempt to spare them some of that by being bookish and nerdy with a group of people who share my excitement.
Other miscellany that will crop up here from time to time: personal updates, podcast recommendations, pictures of my garden, grumblings about how hard it is to do a PhD, and maybe baking.
Oh, good! I like talking about brutality and compassion in The Book Thief. 🙂
I think I need to reread The Book Thief and do a post about my experiences.
I was thinking about doing the same thing on my blog. Even though I already wrote a review of it, I’d kind of like to revisit it and talk a little more about the impression it left on me personally.
I nominated you for the sisterhood of the world bloggers award on my blog 🙂
I hope your reviews really are you telling readers everything you think about a book. I miss that in some people’s reviews. Bloggers get very, very general sometimes, and I just want more heart in the review!
I think that reviewing mostly backlist has helped me. If I don’t feel like the author could stumble across the post, it makes it much easier to be honest about what I really love/really don’t!