While we are in the middle of our Austen in August event, I still could not pass on this week’s topic at The Broke and the Bookish. Their “Top 10” prompt today is to consider and share the ten posts that most represent who you are, as a person, blogger, reader, etc. I found this idea very intriguing and, as I know I have been steadily gathering new subscribers over the years, I thought it would be a great way to re-introduce myself, with old and new posts alike. So, here we go!
1. Censoring Mark Twain: A Literary Embarrassment. My response to the news that Alan Gribben and NewSouth Books planned to release an expurgated edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
2. Darkness and Light. My take on the argument that some Young Adult fiction is “too dark.” This is where I support the authors.
3. Saturdays, Uncensored: Thoughtful Musings. One of my regular memes in the past was a “Saturdays, Uncensored” post, where I discussed various issues related to book banning, censorship, etc. This post was a gear-up to the ALA’s Banned Books Week. Saturdays, Uncensored might be returning soon.
4. Book Review: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. Probably my personal favorite review, of any I have written. I was so surprised by how much I loved this book.
5. The Empathetic Reader & The Effective Reviewer. My thoughts on responsible book blogging and the standards I try to uphold.
6. Three Years, Thirty: A Reflection. An introspective post on what the past three years as a book blogger and last thirty (almost) years of life have taught me.
7. Dear Jerome: A Letter to J.D. Salinger. Wherein I write a letter to one of my favorite writers (who inspired the name of my blogger persona) and say the things I feel need to be said.
8. Experimental Review: Nova Express by William S. Burroughs. I have a little fun with this review, attempting to write it in a similar style to that in which the novel is constructed. I’m heavily influenced by Burroughs’s prose, so this was fun for me.
9. Starbucks: Indie Giant Meets Corporate Greed. This is a totally non-bookish post. It tells a little bit more about the everyday me, I think. It’s really just an out-and-out rant, which can be fun, sometimes.
10. I’m From: An Autobiography. This post is, quite literally, all about me. It’s a creative autobiography about who I am, where I’m from, and where I hope to go in the future.
There you have it. 10 posts which, I hope, will help my readers get a better understanding of who I am.
It’s nice to meet you (again)!
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