We need a plan, Stan

So I got myself a blog, and then I immediately wondered to myself: what next? How do I go about making this an interesting collection of reviews and anecdotes? How do I keep people interested? How am I going to find something to talk about every single week?

I spent the weekend mulling over these questions (while ignoring the final paper that’s looming over my head) and I came up with a schedule that I’d like to adhere to over the next year.

Sundays I will post a book review, whether it’s of a book I’ve read in the past, one of my favourites, something I just finished, etc. In these reviews I will try to gesture toward other reading material that you might enjoy, if you were into the first book, as well a to hopefully start up conversations with my followers (when you get here) about the books.

Thursdays I will be posting under the “blank” category of Books&Blank. It might have to do with book events coming up in the city (Toronto, if you must know), or a fun hobby I decided to try, or even a random thought I had in mind that day. Thursdays will be very free form.

I’m also thinking that, because I have so many wonderful friends who love to read, I’ll be doing a monthly guest post (likely the last Thursday of their month) about their favourite novel/poem/short story  or maybe even showcasing some of their writerly talents. Who knows? I can do what I want – It’s my blog.

That’s it for today. First review will be published next weekend.

Until next time: Happy Reading!

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Hey, Hi, Hello!

I’ve been dreaming of starting up my own blog for a while now, and as grad school – and the hectic work load that comes along with it – is coming to a close, I’ve decided that it’s finally time.

I’ve been a student of literature for five years of my life, but that doesn’t mean my only interest is in the classics! I love to read– everything and anything I can get my hands on. I’ve always really enjoyed getting recommendations from friends, as well as reviewing books for a close knit group of friends. The idea for this blog is that it’s going to be a place for me to review and recommend books, authors, and genres – there are so many books in the world, that you just can’t read them all. Let me do some of the footwork for you!

The plan so far is to blog about the books I’m reading, and about my other experiences in the literary world. But the reason this blog is called Books and Blank because, although reading is my favourite thing to do, I’m also interested in writing, cooking, television, and more, and I hope to integrate all of my interests into this blog.

I would love to connect with other bloggers who share similar interests: puns, percolation, and prose!