Wednesday, September 30, 2009

AABB: About Abe's Book Blog

Before I start creating posts with some real content, I feel I owe it to myself and anyone else reading this to set down the nature and tone of this blog.

First and foremost, this blog is more a place to dump my words than a holy shrine to books. I doubt it will ever find a wide audience, so I aim to write posts that I - and perhaps, someday, a small circle of readers - find interesting or useful.

Second, this blog is (or will be) closely associated with my Goodreads account. I joined the site in February 2009, and I think it is great for cataloging and discussing books. My only complaint is its lack of a blogging system for the average reader (though it does offer blogs to authors). So I have set about to remedy this handicap with another site I have long enjoyed, Blogger. We will see how that turns out.

As for my reading tastes, please visit my personal page on Goodreads to view (most of) the books I have read since January 1, 2008, as well as what I am currently reading and what I want to read soon. It is a virtual tour of my interests, biases, and tendencies. Some say you can tell a lot about a man's character by examining the books he reads -- I assume you can at least discover what kind of books he likes.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

So it begins (again)

And so, our hero once more returns to the treacherous world of blogging. Can he bring himself to write a post now and then about books and book-related topics? Will he choke and join the ranks of those brave souls who blogged and (e-)died before him? And just how long does it take to make a pickle?

Maybe someday some lone genius will come along to answer these and other pressing questions; perhaps he will make it part of the "Bathroom Reader" series and litter it with funny facts - but that is too much hope. Today, we mere mortals only speculate and I must focus on the humble tasks before me.

Dear reader, boy are you in for a treat.