Sunday, December 29, 2013

2014 – A New Chapter

Okay, so ignoring the fact that I haven’t used this blog since 2012... I’m back! Sort of… As much as I like to believe that I had a good idea when I started this blog – a place to put all my rants that weren’t fanfiction, hockey, or appropriate for Twitter and/or Facebook – I have to admit that I absolutely sucked at the execution of the idea. For a person who thought she had a lot of things to rant about, it turned out that I didn’t – that and I didn’t really have the time to sit and blog about them as much as I wanted to
So, it’s time to rebrand…
Starting in 2014, I’ll be using this blog to rant about something else, something that I’m more passionate about – even more than hockey – and that is books!
Since as long as I can remember I’ve always had the reading bug, but that sort of stopped back in 2011 when I was going through some issues. The summer of 2012 though I got back into reading with a bang! I sat down at my computer and created a spreadsheet that contained all the books that I wanted to read. It started as a five page document, that eventually grew into a 19 page document.
Thankfully, though, the Reading List is now down to 14 pages and I’m making a New Year’s Challenge – not a Resolution those are just so lame – to read 200 books. The difference though between this year’s challenge and next year’s challenge – other than the 25 books – is the fact that instead of just giving them stars on GoodReads, I’m going to try to write reviews for those books and post them here.
But…what makes me different than those other book blogs?
Well, to be honest? Nothing really. But I’m going to try to be different by adding a category to my review criteria. Most reviewers obviously base their review on criteria such as plot, character development, grammar and so forth, but I’m going to also add in Bookshelf Room criteria.
What’s a Bookshelf Room criteria?
Honestly, it’s something I just made up, but I’ve had this problem and I’m sure a lot of other readers have had it to, where you really like a series, you want to buy the series but you just don’t know if it’s worth it. Especially if you have limited bookshelves like I do.
Anyway, that’s my plan. I hope I actually stick to it, unlike the last time.