After a bit of thinking and some useful input, I’ve made a couple of changes to the blog. First, I am now showing a list of all of the books I have read in the current year in the left column. Although it isn’t obvious, if you click on the title of the book you do get taken to my review of it. Second, I will begin to add selected reviews as blog posts. I’ll be selecting those reviews where I think I had something useful to say, good or bad, about the book. I have written reviews of every book I have read this year and will continue that habit. So there are lots to choose from.
My reviews are not the final word on a book, of course. Lots of people see different things in the same book. That can lead to markedly different opinions. So feel free to comment on a review, if you like.
Finally, just a brief note on the star system you can see in the LibraryThing widget on the left. Long ago, when I first started using LT, I established my own idiosyncratic evaluative system and blogged about it. For me, 4-stars is really positive. Almost no books receive 5-stars. At the other end of the scale, 1-star either means I absolutely hated the book, or it could mean that it is a book from a series which doesn’t rise above its formula (even if that is a formula I enjoy). So, is that clear? Good.
I’ll start posting reviews soon. I will add a “review” tag to each review so that it will be easy later to look at all of the reviews posted simply by clicking on that tag.