Saturday, January 20, 2007

Chasing Books

This first blog is intended to serve as more of a test than as an introduction to Book Chase but I thought it best to start off with a brief bit about myself and what I'm hoping to achieve with this blog.

I'm somewhat of a veteran of blogging, in the sense that I had a previous blog that survived for almost 600 posts before I decided to shut it down for personal reasons, not the least being that I became burned out trying to talk politics on a daily basis in a world gone mad. I found myself spending several precious hours a day largely wasting my breath in a world where everyone has already made up his mind on the rights and wrongs of today's politics. I plan to take a more leisurely approach in this blog and to concentrate on an area of my life that gives me great pleasure, books, rather than on a segment of my life that continually frustrates me, politics.

So whether I end up simply talking to myself or actually making a few new like-minded friends, this will definitely be a labor of love, thoughts I want to share or to simply record for myself without having to argue and defend myself all the time...something to lower my blood pressure rather than raising it.

2 comments:

  1. You said you were looking for some new like-minded friends, but would you settle for an old like-minded friend?

    I think this blog idea is fantastic! Definitely more relaxing than politics. ;) I guess maybe there are other blogs that do the same thing, but this is an original idea to me. I'm glad you're doing it. Plus, I'm always looking for a new good book, and I trust your recommendations.

    Good luck with the new blog; have fun with it!

    Anne

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  2. Hi Anne, and welcome. I'm glad that you stopped by and will look forward to hearing from you.

    Yep, this is much more relaxing than the old place...whole different kind of crowd. Gotta love it.

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