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At present, a visitor to this journal will find my book reviews are available to them, as well as some old posts recommending/talking about books; however, they'll find little else, and this policy of making only the book reviews public is going to persist.  All personal posts - political, philosophical, journal-style - are friends-locked, and thus invisible to the casual viewer.  I am, however, pretty liberal about adding friends, so if you ask to be added, you probably will be.

A note about the books I review: Those books I review are those I read, and most of those I read are those I have bought.  The majority of exceptions are given or lent to me by family or friends.  The selection will therefore be eclectic and will not be, necessarily, the most up-to-date of books, and almost certainly will not be pre-publication copies; however, I don't reckon that renders them useless as reviews or recommendations to my readers.

Thank you for your attention.


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Dec. 30th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
Oy you.
Just wanted to say, in response to those little notes you've been pasting onto the end of your last posts about reactions to your review, that I *do* read all of them. I've read all your posts and I *have* thought of you and I can honestly say I like the book reviews and reading them even though I'd most likely never read the books, because a) I love books, even reading about them and b) you write your reviews nicely which makes them enjoyable to read. So don't feel like you're not reaching anyone, you've made me smile more than once with those review and I like that you're doing them. I rarely comment because I don't really feel like I can have anything intelligent to add while replying to someone's personal review of a book I haven't read nor will be likely to ever read (I mean, that would just be kinda stupid. What would I say?), but just know I'm here and I like knowing you're still alive and doing what you enjoy and all that sentimal christmassy crap.

Happy new year, Daniel.
Dec. 31st, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
Sorry it's taken so long to respond, but what you've said has actually moved me quite a bit :) I mean, it's just nice to know I'm making someone smily and happy, that means a lot, so thank you!

And yes, you do get a nice little shoutout in the round-up post, because you deserve it - for just that happiness-makingness :)

So have a happy, wonderful 2010 that gives you everything you wish for!
Dec. 31st, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
hmm. Interesting.
Dec. 31st, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
One hopes not as interesting as the reviews themselves, of course - or as the rare, though perhaps soon to be growing more frequent (ah Coalition, you're going to bring out the raging socialist in me aren't you...), non-book posts... :P
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