They say the first step is the hardest. After staring at this page for about half an hour trying to figure out how to start this off, I want to throw my lot in with theirs. They seem to have a lot of good points. If anyone ever finds out how to get in contact with this mysterious 'they', drop me a link on how to sign up, eh?
The name's Abigail. Generally speaking, however, I go by Slytherclaw. Or, more commonly, Sly. I'm 16, although I'll be 17 in 12 days, 1 hour, 40 minutes, and 27 seconds. But hey, whose counting?
I'm your average teenage...hell if I know. Geek, nerd, dork, dweeb, pick a label. I'm sure you can think of one that applies. And I could sit here and write out a nice list of random facts about me that you don't particularly care to know (did you know I can tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue?), or I can direct you to the 'about me' section that already has more information than anyone besides Mind gives a hoot about, and give you the basics. Here's what you need to know about me: I'm female, I read more than any person should have the right to, I'm addicted to fantasy and the supernatural, I've found the guy that damn well might be the love of my life, and will probably mention him more than once throughout the next however long this blog keeps up, and I'm here to give you my opinion on whichever random books end up sitting in front of me during that time during the day that I'm supposed to be doing that homework and studying thing. Oh. And incidentally, I can't do the cherry stem thing. I'm working on it. When I figure it out, you'll know.
There are probably thousands of book review blogs on the internet. I don't know an exact count, since I don't follow them all. Well. To be perfectly honest, I've never followed one. Probably will eventually, but not yet. No idea how a formal blog is supposed to run. Don't particularly give a damn, truth be told. Fact is, you're reading my blog right now (or you're not. I hope you are. Talking to yourself isn't half as fun as the books make it seem), and I'm hoping that means you're willing to give it a chance. All I can say, as far as why you should bother, is that I'm going to be keeping everything informal and simple. If reading things like "This book was a flawless gem in the wastelands of an overused cliche" is what you're here for, I suggest you find your fix elsewhere. I can promise decent spelling, grammar, and literacy. I can promise that I'll review random books at will. I won't promise that there will be any connection between the books I review, outside of the fact that they're...I can't even say ink on paper, since I have read e-books before. I can promise that I won't throw fancy language and symbolism and such nonsense into my reviews, and that I'll tell you exactly what I thought of a specific book, regardless of any outside influences.
So if you want to find out what a real person thought of whichever book is the flavor of the week, without fake advertising and puffery, feel free to stop by whenever you're interested. I always welcome readers, comments, the like. Feel free to leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and agree or disagree, debate a point with me, recommend a new book for me, whatever you like I..well, I do bite, incidentally, but until someone invents a way to hurt people through a computer (and becomes the richest person in the world), you're safe from me.