This week’s challenge is to encourage other bloggers who have reviewed the same book you did to send you a link to their post; then you include those links at the bottom of your review. My first thought was: what a great idea! And my second thought was: what a housekeeping nightmare! I imagined myself compiling a list of all the books I’ve ever reviewed and posting them on a separate page. That would make it really easy for other bloggers to tell at a glance whether we have any in common. So I clicked on my own “reviews” category archive, and my goodness, what a mess.
Although I do have a few actual reviews, where I wrote several paragraphs about a single book and included an image of the cover, many of my “reviews” are not that clear. Frequently I write about a book that I’m still in the middle of reading. Other times I write a few sentences about several different books I’m reading at the same time; sometimes I compare two books; sometimes I dismiss a book in a single sentence. Are those “reviews” in the sense that it would be worthwhile provide links to others?
I’ll do what some other bloggers are also doing. If you see a review (or a “review”) here and you’ve posted on the same book, please let me know; I’d love to trade links! Feel free to go through my archives if you wish, although I have no intention of doing any housekeeping around here. 🙂
And now, to make this post a little more interesting, I’ll share some photos of my son’s haircut last summer, in honor of Fred’s return to the blogosphere (go check out the photos of his haircut).