Thursday, February 28, 2008

Introducing bookersatz

I've taken on a new project. It was my idea, triggered by something I read on a forum, but I knew I couldn't do it on my own, so I enlisted some support. A brand new book blog, bookersatz, of which I am co-editor.

The aim is to have a book blog which reflects the reading tastes of all its contributors, with reviews ranging over over a wide range of genres and forms. Novels, short stories, poetry and non-fiction, we hope to have them all eventually. Our other aim is to encourage people to discuss the books through the comments function, to make it like a mini ongoing book group. We are all busy people, we don't necessarily have time to read books at a specific time. But we can all log onto a blog, look for a book that appeals, read it and then eventually pop back and add to the discussion. Or that is the theory, anyway.

Now this is where you all come in. Anyone is welcome to contribute a short book review, ideally 200-300 words, but up to 500 if needed. We have drawn up some basic guidelines for contributors, so if you are interested just email me (there is an email link in my Blogger profile). You will get a name credit on any review published on the blog, unless you want to stay anonymous, but that name could easily be your blog name with a link to your blog if you prefer. We want to know which books you have enjoyed.

And please, please, come and add to the discussion...

Three notable things:

1. The closing deadline for the War Child anthology has been extended to 9th March, to my relief. But they are asking for more funny pieces *sigh*. I don't do funny.

2. Son 2 went back to school today, but his bus was 30 minutes late arriving...

3. Son 1 had to say goodbye to yet another therapist today. We are anticipating a few potentially difficult weeks ahead.

6 comments:

Casdok said...

The blog book review sounds a great idea!

Anne Brooke said...

Agree with Casdok - the book thing sounds great!

And hope things settle down with the therapist problem ...

Love & hugs

A
xxx

Peach said...

Don't worry about not doing funny, any submission is read and considered, just that we'd had so many sad serious posts, we had to make a plea for more light hearted ones or we'd all have keeled over with grief

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SpiralSkies said...

Bookersatz looks great, well done! Great that it's not littered with ads like Trashionista. Will definitely review/contribute if I ever have time to read another book again!

Cathy said...

Thanks, all.

Jen, Trashionista is a commercial enterprise, hence the ads, Bookersatz is just a labour of love...

Cx

Jackie Luben said...

Just popped in to say hallo. Well done on your new book review idea.