“You’re Gonna Love This Book” – A Comment

For @pamkirst2014

And anybody else who’s interested! 🙂

I didn’t come to read this post of yours, Pam, until today but when I wanted to leave the comment below it, I couldn’t for some reason, so I am forced writing a new post. Apologies. 🙂

I’m totally in agreement with the idea that books mean different things to different people or even that they mean different things to the same person at different stages in their life. So much in agreement in fact that I explored this same avenue a few times in posts of my own on the blog – because Waterblogged: Dry Thoughts on Damp Books was always meant to be an untraditional book blog.

This is the post I’m talking about:

I’m pretty sure I explored the idea in some others but I can’t remember what they were called. 🙂 I think I remember this one because it was a very personal post that I didn’t expect anyone to take much notice of at all,  and it generated a lot of comments and some very interesting conversations.

I always thought that I was an oddity among book bloggers in that I never liked traditional book reviews,  or the kind of analyses that our literature teachers required us to write. (I did like it when they gave us essay questions that allowed us to explore a theme, a thought or a character from a book but that is not at all the same thing – as I think you’d agree!) So when I blog about books, I tend to write exactly the sort of posts that you were describing: talking about why the book matters to me and what I think it can offer to people, rather than going into details of the plot or characterisation or analysing the writer’s style. But I did it all instinctively, I never thought it through the way you did, so it was really interesting to read your thoughts on this.

(Oh and Happy New Year, by the way! 🙂 )

First snow

White Backyard, red passions, and blue moods.
Nothing a fine scotch can’t fix.

#13wordstory #13wordstories Dedicated to FG

Problem with this site #help

I do know that I started writing a draft some time ago now toward a comedic play-writing excercise (British humour!) but hadn’t realised that partial draft was here at this site. I guess it must have been for it to have suddenly appeared here publicly as if I had posted it myself. I did not.

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New post

I’ve posted a new entry about why a lot of people have stopped making minimalist content.


I hope you like it.



Thank you

For your 200 likes.

I’m guessing you guys like my 13 word stories.
I will keep them coming while you still like them.




New Post

Hey Friends, I’ve posted a new entry about leftover stuff.

I hope you like it.


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monday magic: Visitor links here (please?)

According to our published Weekly Features info, today is ‘Monday Magic’:

This is a feature where the volunteer gets to share inspiring stories. Other than the theme being ‘inspirational’, the feature is open to interpretation. Contributors can share whatever they find inspiring …

So, I have no idea if Blogger’s World members have a post in mind to publish here (but we DO have most of 12GB free for current use and should perhaps make responsible use of this facility. There are also a steady stream of new followers according to stats so…

Members / non-members are very welcome to share a link here, in the comments, to their own inspiring/inspired blog post and/or a recommended reading link to any other blog post or article. NB: Please only share one link per comment (maybe use the nested reply field if you wish to share one link of your own blog and one link to the blog of another community member?) 

Happy Monday Magic!

PS: Dear Members, if you had a post planned for the Monday Magic feature please go ahead and post it and I will unsticky this post from home after you have stickied yours – and maybe you’ll be so kind as to add a link to this post to your article or invite blog-hop links from your post?