Brief Housekeeping Post
First of all, I wanted to direct people to http://www.quidplura.com/, which is all about medevial writing and thought and the like. The first time I ever noticed anyone putting me on a blog roll. Since I created this thing really mainly for myself, the idea that anyone else at all would take any kind of interest is odd and kind of flattering.
One of these days I'll do a blogroll of my own; for now, go check that out.
But the main reason I interrupt your normal scheduled programming is to talk about how I plan on rejiggering this blog from here on out. This blog was primarily created as a way for me to talk about books that don't get a lot of discussion elsewhere online -- that's still going to be it's main function. But the length of time it takes me to read through an "abandoned" author's oeuvre takes time -- especially with some of the guys I want to talk about. Herman Wouk is looming on the horizon and have patience with me, dear reader. This conflicts with my desire to try to get this thing on a regular schedule and to try to build some kind of readership outside of people looking to cheat on their college papers. (Yeah, you know who you are.)
So I plan on varying things up a bit. I'm gonna try to post every Sunday. When it comes to an actual author, I'll talk about the books as I read them -- when I do the last one I'll also try to assess his/her career as a whole, try to tie the whole thing together. But I'll intersperse things with general looks at the author's availiability online (I'll catch up on that), on notes on what else I'm reading (not anything deep, and right now a lot of G.K. Chesterton, thank you for asking), and general observations on the literary scene based on what I've read online (something I haven't exactly wanted to do, but feel I really should.)
And maybe occasional housekeeping posts like this. Next up, brief thoughts on SOMETHING HAPPENED. The next book on the list for you guys reading along -- Robert Marasco's BURNT OFFERINGS.