I have, at last count, 160+ books in my immediate possession, and more still at my family’s house that I have somewhat dubious claim to. I write and edit for a living and write fiction and poetry for fun on the side. My goal is to one day bring the latter to part-time employment status. I don’t know yet how well I’ll succeed.
Other pursuits include long-distance running, knitting, hockey, and jewelry-making.
This blog was started when I was in college, so please keep that in mind if you peruse the archives- sometimes some very poor imitations of other writers’ voices were the result. Browse those early posts at your own risk!
The blog tagline is paraphrased from a line in George Orwell’s “Confessions of a Book Reviewer,” which reads: “The best practice, it has always seemed to me, would be to simply ignore the great majority of books and to give very long reviews – 1,000 words is the bare minimum – to the few that seem to matter.” While I have no doubt that his take on which books matter would be very different from mine, the idea is one I think well worth undertaking.
Updates are going to be uncertain at best, due to the nature of working full-time, but I have no intention of leaving the blog or abandoning it. I hope you enjoy whatever you read, and if you decide to comment, know that I sometimes zap or edit comments for language. Other than that, you can generally expect me to respond, albeit not always promptly. Happy reading, and I look forward to talking at some possible date!
My LibraryThing, if you want to creep on the books I’m reading: https://www.librarything.com/catalog/MLiberty49