Sunday, February 22, 2009

My First Blog -- So Nervous

Well this is exciting, my first ever blog. I was worried that I would have to spend a lot of time pondering my writing. Is the grammar ok? The spelling? Too boring? Offensive? But then I had a revelation... most likely nobody is reading this. Thus, no pressure. So with that mindset I will start this blog about books.

My point in writing this is to do something while bored that is probably better for me than playing Spades online or watching old episodes of West Wing (albeit only slightly better... I love that show).
So the blog is about old books I've read and new books I am reading.

I plan on writing a short review about each book. Not what it's about... you can find that on Amazon, but rather what I thought... you can only find THAT HERE! I have a rating system, it works like this:

1 star -- Why did I read this? It was a waste of time, a true waste. I no longer trust ______ (person, source, etc.) to recommend books again.
2 stars -- Well it wasn't a 1 but it was pretty bad. I wasn't bored the whole time reading it but there were some major issues.
3 stars -- Not a bad book. I wouldn't recommend it but I have read worst. It had some interesting parts but it's not a "keeper".
4 stars -- Pretty good stuff. Kept me reading and not wanting to put it down for the most part. Actually read it at home rather than just at the gym. You should check it out.
5 stars -- The Pinnacle. As good as a book gets for me. Fascinating, captivating, educational... just plain awesome. Read it at the gym, at home, all the time. GO GET IT RIGHT NOW.

It will take me a while to get all the older books I have read up here but I will do reviews of the books I read as I go forward and put up the older ones as I see fit.

So that's about it. Great first blog if I may say so myself. Anybody else??? Oh yeah, probably not.

-- David


  1. I read this...and, I saw one grammatical error. Just so you know...

  2. I agree with your post on Pillars of the of the best books ever, even if you don't like historical fiction. I've read The Dante Club, Last of the Mohicans and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold...I honestly wouldn't waste your time with any of those. None of them were that good and/or lived up to the movie (Last of the Mohicans).