For me the decision to blog was an easy one- especially after we closed our Ashland storefront. I love books- and the only thing I love more than reading books is discussing them, sharing them with others, discovering if the same things that touched me, shocked me or intrigued me were the same things that elicited those emotions in others.
I also love to write. I’ve always been one of those people who are more expressive and articulate ‘on paper’ than in person. I have a somewhat secret fear of public speaking which I’ve only partially conquered, so pen and paper- or more often- a computer keyboard is a much more comfortable venue of expression for me. Since books are one of my favorite things, and there are so many wonderful undiscovered books floating around out here, I try to do my best to find those undiscovered gems that don’t always find their way to the top of list and help them along their way.
I have no illusions that I will ever be a force in shaping literary opinion, but a small light shining on a gem is better than no light at all.