Saturday, October 31, 2009

blaming blogger

I'm desperately playing catch up with my poor Google reader right now, but it seems it's not doing me any good. My wish list is growing as I'm writing this! (Maybe even as I'm sleeping...) And as if the enormous backlog is not enough, my blog is moving - no, not this one, my German one, as I've definitely had it with wordpress! I don't have the patience to spend half an hour just to include one picture that links back to another page.

But back to the growing wish list!

Bloggers I would like to blame are:

Teddyree from The Eclectic Reader for Claudia Gray's Evernight, a YA vampire novel she herself didn't absolutely love. But still, she somehow made it sound like an awesome book, so I'm curious!

Kathy from bermudaonion, who talked about Masha Hamilton's 31 Hours and was very secretive about the plot, but from what I know about her taste in books, this might just be the one for me!

Lenore from Presenting Lenore, who reviewed Andromeda Klein by Frank Portman. This seems like such a fun book to read! She also talked about Carla Buckley's The Things That Keep Us Here - I seem to be into apocalyptic lit lately, which is pretty unusual for me.

My long-time friend Lesa from Lesa's Book Critiques, who reviewed Mennonite In A Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen, and it sounds awesome!

Kailana from The Written World, who talked about James A. Levine's The Blue Notebook, a novel about an Indian child prostitute, which seems to be intriguing, if sad!

Kathy from Kittling: Books, who reviewed The Writing Class by Jincy Willett, which seems to be a book about a murderer in a writing class.

Marie from The Boston Bibliophile recently presented The Lost Tribe: Jewish Fiction in her Friday Finds. It is an anthology of contemporary writers and seems interesting.

Alyce from At Home With Books, who found Gang Leader For A Day by Sudhir Venkatesh, a non-fiction recounting of Venkatesh's years with a gang as an observer.

Well, now I'm about half way through the back log, so I've done enough procrastinating! I'm off to read a bit and then, tomorrow, I will actually work on moving part of my (German) blog!


  1. Boy, I know what you mean about being behind (both in reading and blog reading). :) I can't wait to read Gang Leader For a Day - it looks so good!

  2. Oh, I didn't know you had a German blog as well. I have a Danish one myself, which I thought would run parallel to my English one, but sometimes I just spend more time on my English one than my Danish one (there are way more English book bloggers than Danish, so the English one has always had more activity).

    I tried Wordpress for a few months some years ago, but never got into it. I just read that Wordpress is the place to be if you want to be seen as a serious blogger and than blogspot/blogger blogs are embarrassing because being on blogspot/blogger shows, that you are not serious about blogging...So I am glad you made this post since I was contemplating yet another move back to Wordpress, but it doesn't sound like it has gotten any easier...

  3. I try not to reveal any spoilers and it was hard to say much about the plot of 31 Hours without doing that. I know what you mean about your wish list - the more books I get, the more my wish list seems to grow!

  4. LOL!! The blame list can grow and grow!

  5. @ Louise: I've kept my German blog and my English blog separated. Like you, I spend more time with my English than my German blog, but I hope to even that out.
    As for Wordpress, it sure looks good, but it's so complicated. I don't have the patience to deal with it. I don't care what other people think anyway. And I'm as serious about my blog as I would be if I was on Wordpress.

  6. @ Alyce: Glad to hear I'm not the only one :-) I can't wait to read your review of Gang Leader For A Day!!!

  7. @ Kathy: I think I know what you mean. Some books are just so difficult to summarize without revealing too much. But you did a great job making the book appealing without giving much away!

  8. @ Beth: Definitely! I already have a second post saved away for a few more additions. I only wish I would find the blogger that started it all. I'd like to thank said person :-)