Hi! Some of you may recognize this blog, I haven't changed its look since the last time I participated in this link-up, quite some time ago. I'm one of those long-time book bloggers and I go through phases where I'm just not interested in writing and/or reading.
One thing I've gotten bored with is writing book reviews. I'd read books, and then, when I finished, I'd write a review. Sometimes I'd try to relate the review to something in my life or an issue in the world today, or otherwise try to go beyond just saying how good or bad the book was, but the focus of my posts was on saying how good or bad the book was.
I've decided to try a new format that I call "Blogging Through the Book" where I sit down and write several times while reading. What is the set-up for the story and did it hook me? What was my initial impression of the main character? Were there any quotes that grabbed me? Further into the book, is it holding my interest or am I skimming, hoping to reach the good part? I'm kind of going for what I'd tell you about the book if you found me reading it on several different days and asked about it---what would I tell you. I have three reviews in this format.