(because all posts start with knuckle cracking. let's be real, guys.)
There are two things I want to talk to you about in this slightly random Tuesday post.
I am not big on book reviews.
So I decided to do a thing. I like short summaries, and I don't like negative reviews, so I thought, "Hey, why don't I just pick five things about each book I read that are worthy of noting and mention them, along with my rating?"
Thus, the Five Things About (insert title here) was born.
If you follow my goodreads, you might have noticed these. I started doing them about a month ago. They're usually very short, and I try not to write bad reviews. Bad, as in, critical. At least, not highly critical. If something really irked me, I might mention it as one of the five things, but I try to keep reviews generally positive. I am honest, however. I don't write ugly reviews, but I will give books low ratings.
Which leads me to this: I will not post book reviews on Stan.
My goodreads exists for me to keep track of books I've read and to write reviews. Stan exists for me to write about writerly things and encouragement and stuff. I will make a few exceptions, but in general this will be my code. Someday I might start a book blog, but Stan is not that.
And now, for the ...
My June is very busy.
I know, I know. It's shocking. I actually have a life. What? When did that happen?
I have quite a few things going on in June. Two camps and a writing workshop (*screams*) and several babysitting jobs. So, I probably won't post much ... at all. I will try to post on the fourth and the twenty-fifth, so you'll hopefully get at least two posts out of me. XP
I know you will sob and mourn my absence, but I will return, I promise! And I will give you a nice, big motivational post to spur you on to accomplish all the Things, and I will tell you wonderful tales of my experience at the Writer's Workshop. (here's the link. You should, like, totally go. XP http://www.mplsyoungwritersworkshop.com/)
Any-who. That's all for today, stalkers.
How do you feel about book reviews? Are you doing anything this June/summer?