April 19th, 2010

book blogging!

So, i casually went to take this survey about book blogging and then stared at it sadly, because i realized that they're talking about book blogging on a scale far beyond what I attempt here with my livejournal.

i've been thinking seriously about book blogging on a more regular basis.
if i did it, i would do it with concerns very different from most book bloggers that i read, i think; that is, i would be talking about what books do and don't do right from sociocultural standpoints, because that's typically how i critique books as i read them--at least YA, which i think is becoming more or less my genre of choice.
also, it would be with a fandom perspective, because i can't just leave that out.

i don't know if either of those things would make this hypothetical book blog suitable for reading ARCS or previewing books sent by publishers. there's the little matter of the way i tend to be very blunt if i don't like something. and i have a feeling that would be a little off-putting? maybe?

that said. i'm still seriously thinking about doing it, and have been for a while. so i looked at that survey with a wistful sigh before closing it out and coming to make this post.

Poll #1553061 Book Blogging: your opinion, please!

Should I start blogging about books more regularly?

yes; you kind of already are, so why not?
no; stick with fandom, it's what you're good at.

If I started posting about books more regularly, should I -

just keep everything on LJ/DW
make a separate blog just for books

anything else?

shortly to come: demon's lexicon stuff (Mae: i love her and i will TELL YOU WHY).

Ain't it a Shame about Mae

The levels of straight, cisgendered, white, male privilege are so high this week you could fill not only a knapsack but one of those giant swiss army backpacks, and then have some left over for a couple of rooms in Mad Eye Moody's trunk.

and then there's this, which hits so close to home that i can only opt for the time-tested method of avoidance, aka getting drunk and playing crappy piano improv while belting out torch songs, to keep from telling you all exactly how and why this - "Knapp is very clear that she is not marketing herself as a Christian artist, a term with which she said she has never been comfortable. She's no longer on a Christian-based record label, and her new album of folksy rock songs is described as being about "inner-conflicts, spirituality and life lessons." - breaks my heart.

BUT FIRST: a note on Mae Crawford.

9 reasons why Mae Crawford is the best and I will brook no arguments!!!!!!

(this was supposed to be intelligent meta but am sort of tipsy, typing is hard. spoilers for all of book 1 of The Demon's Lexicon series below.)

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