First of all I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR wherever you are. I hope you have had a pleasant start into 2012. The day is dawning and as we soon will glide into our daily business I would like to share some thoughts and news with you.
Do you have any plans for the time after December 21, 2012? I think it depends on what you believe.
Anyway I do not want to write or even think about end of world scenarios on the dawn of the first day in 2012.
I decided against a New Year Resolution because most of the time they are not worth the time you spend for writing them.
Nevertheless I thought about ways to improve my blog, my reviews, my reading and in a more general way how I would like to spend time beside work in a satisfying way.
As I wrote yesterday it is impossible for me to write full reviews for every book I read.
So far I left sparsely comments over at GOODREADS.
From now on I want to do something new.
I asked myself what I would expect as additional information beside author, title, series, blurb, publishing date, number of pages, ISBN, format, cover. I would like to know the genre (sf, crime and so on), characters, style, complexity, setting, likes/dislikes, recommendation.
It should be no longer than a comment and shorter than a review. A length of 300 to 350 words seems appropriate. The name of my new format will be edshort which is a new artificial word. I derived it from following two words: , EDIfanob, comMENT = EDIMENT.
I will also add anew page to my blog where you get an overview of my ediments.
In the first quarter of 2012 I will check all my outstanding reviews and decide which book will get a review or an ediment. By end of 2012 all books I read in 2011 and 2012 should be connected either with an ediment or a review.
I hope that will work as I expect. By the way in case you need once a while a tool to count words online I recommend to have a look at Word Count Tool.
I also decided to continue to post my reading progress in number of pages because it is helpful for me.
So far I know two periods of time where I do not have time to write actual posts. I work on a solution for that.
January 25th to 29th - Business trip Italy
April 29th to May 13th - Holiday without phone and computer
Will there be activities on the blog beside the regularly weekend post?
Yes. Do I want to reveal details? I think it is possible to let you have a look in my crystal ball.
Every first Sunday in a month will be the date for a new post series. My dear old friend edifanossa a former Bookbookistian travel book keeper agreed to provide me with priceless information from his mysterious sources. Hope you will like him. Give him a warm welcome on January 8th when he presents the first issue of the Bookbookistan News.
Will you tell as more? Not at the moment. I will do it in time.
That is all for today. Come back tomorrow when I will talk about A&P Waiting.
Have a great day and
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