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Michael's Book Babble

I'm an indie author and a scribbler of inane babble. I talk about books I've read/liked. Or at least, that's the plan.


Most of the reviews will be considered "mini-reviews." Usually, it's mostly my reaction to what I've been reading. There are people who are far better at doing full and helpful reviews. But I still have fun doing them, and hope you enjoy them!

Random Babble 1/2/15

I'm terrible with blogs. Or I was... That is, until I found this place.


I've never been good at writing about myself. Even if I write a story that's based on something that really happened, I'd find myself struggling. As if I were writing an essay for school and getting no joy whatsoever out of it.


I had an author blog. I still have it, I just haven't updated it in ages. I don't know. I get bored talking about what's going on with me. And I hated making posts that were clearly, "Buy my book, buy my book, FOR THE LOVE OF GAWD BUY MY BOOK!", so that was another reason I didn't keep up with it. I didn't want to make posts that came across as that. I know blogs and websites are great for promoting yourself, but I was doing horribly. Forcing myself to write a blog entry about my personal life felt like an effin' chore.


And then I found this place, and something clicked. I could blog without having to always talk about myself. I could be random. And more importantly, I could talk about what I was reading. I could post reviews that didn't seem so formal or official.


That's why I love this place. I'd much rather talk about what I'm reading than what's going on with me personally. Just because I think it's more interesting to talk about books. My life's awesome.


Sadly, that doesn't make for good writing material. :P