October 29, 2006

Here we go...

So here we go after a couple of tests...
I've really resisted creating a blog for ages mostly because...well, for some reason, leaps in technology scare me a little bit. Yes, I'm a really big Luddite. And besides, I really didn't feel like I had much to say.
That said, I've been prepping for my oral exams for the past three months, which means mostly that I'm reading a lot right now - even more than usual - and I'm reading a lot of books which I might not otherwise pick up. I've wished that there was a place where I could write something up on the reading I do, both for the Master's degree and for my own enjoyment. And presto - something to say.
So while I might wander off target every so often with my posts, this blog's main focus is on books, book reviews and recommendations, thoughts on books both brand new and out of print and a general appreciation for the grand tradition of the printed word - a tradition which will probably start changing as the publishing industry catches up with technology.

2 comments:

coffespaz said...

Welcome to the blogging world. I saw your link at another page I read periodically and thougt to follow the link.

I am glad I did, as I love to read but find myself with little time. It will be nice to read reviews of book and may even been an inspiration for me to pull out some old favorites and revisit.

Madeleine said...

Thanks for the welcome - it's much appreciated!