Bloggiesta is coming this Thursday September 17-20. I’m hoping that it will motivate me. The thing is I have lots of ideas, but there are times I think to myself if I should even bother. Blogging is not what it used to be. Is anybody reading blogs anymore? This is not a woe is me post, just a thinking out loud one. It seems as though, if you’re not writing something controversial on a big blog then nobody cares. Then you get the hits and comments, but do you want to deal with the drama?
Related to all that is this post from Emily’s Reading Room, You Won’t Be Blogging in Five Years. That’s a bit of a bummer title, but she has some thoughts on why that is.
Trish over at Love, Laughter, and A Touch of Insanity put together a list of fun fall blogging events. If that’s not enough, there’s also the Monkalong hosted by Alice of Reading Rambo. What is a Monkalong? No, you do not have to live a life of silence and chastity for a month (or you can, I don’t know your life), you just read Matthew Lewis’s The Monk with a bunch of other people and talk about it. Here’s a bit from Librivox narrator James K White:
Matthew Gregory Lewis's The Monk: A Romance is a story of frustrated and unrequited desire between mentor and pupil mixed with elements of the supernatural. It includes several subplots: rape, torture and incest. It is the old story of the forces of good versus the forces of evil, except that in this one evil comes out ahead.And the best bit:
The version I will read for you is the unexpurgated version including all of the “scandal and immorality” of the original.Scandal and immorality? You know you wanna.
If you’re going to listen to The Monk as an audiobook, like I am, maybe do a little colouring as well. I bought this cute postcard book “Under the Sea.” It is adorable.
Did you see my library tour post over on Book Bloggers International? Go check that out!
I had fun writing about the Dime Novel, Countess Vera or The Oath of Vengeance over on Project Gutenberg Project.
With RIPX upon us, you may find this list of scary short stories useful. I did. I read Green Tea because it was on this list.
I think that's all I have to say for now! Byyyye!