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This is something I've been thinking about for a few months now. While I don't do enough reading, or at least I didn't do enough during 2010 or a couple of years before it, I want to change that part of my life. I have a reading group that is getting started and we are close to picking out first book. And I have a tub full of books I want to read that I bought last year. While there are a number of book reviewing blogs already out there, I took careful consideration as to whether I would start one of my own or not. But I'm going for it anyways.
Still working on blog title and haven't picked out a background yet but I think I will stick with blogger for this one. I just can't figure out word press and I have three other blogs on here at least so what is one more. The title will probably be affected by whether I do the blog on my own or have collaboration, possibly. Some titles I'm considering are: Read This, Not That (yeah, not so original, lol), I(We) Read That, Reading Rainbow, Writers Reading (tis the name of my reading group on WDC), Dawn Reads, Reading at Dawn. I kind of like the last one the most because it has part of my name in it but it doesn't have to mean me per say. Not that I read in the morning but I can pretend I do.
Which brings me to the next topic. I'm looking for collaborators who are interested in posting reviews occasionally. It doesn't have to be every week or even once a month, it just depends on how many people offer and what their schedules are like. I will probably do as many reviews as I can but I don't plan to do one post a day or anything crazy like that. One or two a week would probably be enough. Email me at DawnEmbers(at)ymail(dot)com if interested in being a guest or collaborator for the reading blog.
What genre will be focused on in the blog? I know many people limit the genre they review for blogs but I'm not really a one genre reader or writer. I don't read a lot of urban fantasy or paranormal fiction, and those are most of the ones I've seen on blogs so far. That and there is YA, which I read some but not all that much. Though many of the books I bought last year were YA as they are probably the most prominent grouping I've found on blogs and twitter. Other than that I love fantasy in general, including epic fantasy, but will also read other genres from time to time. So, I figure why limit in reviews what I don't limit in reading or writing. It's good to read out of one's usual genre anyways. So, I don't think there will be a genre limit.
That's all for now. I probably won't have the blog up for a couple of weeks at least but I'm looking for the right template, pondering names and preparing for what books I will review. Oh and I'm reading.
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