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Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud

Saw this on Grimmy's timeline

— feeling baby

Reposting the whole thing.


Found this in my Wordpress feed and think it's both a good idea and a good way to get to know all your fellow bloggers.  Like Ice Buckets and Pokemon GO!- start with yourself, tag anyone else you'd like to join in and stand back.


How long have you been a blogger?

Since 2001.


At what point do you think you'll stop?

Why would I do that?


What's the best thing?


Publishers send books to people who will actually review them. This is ***AWESOME*** and very happy-making.




What's the worst thing?  What do you do to make it ok?

Trolls. Hands down, the very worst thing about the internet. No matter how old they are IRL, I always end up screaming "Grow the fuck up!!!" at my screen when one of 'em surfaces from whatever sewer they lurk in.


Generally I ignore them.


How long does it take you to create/find pictures to use?

I usually only use the book jacket/cover illustration in my reviews. When I use more than that, I'm reasonably adept at finding what I need.


Who is your book crush?

Sebastian Junger, Sebastien de Castell, Adam Christopher, Wesley Chu, Mike de Abaitua, Peter Tieryas, other hotties.


What author would you like to have on your blog?

Walt Whitman.


What do you wear when you write your blog posts?



How long does it take you to prepare?

Novels: usually closing the book is enough. Politics: a day or so to stop steaming from the ears. Environmental issues: see "Politics." History: a few days to look in to the references, poke the internet journals, compose something I hope is coherent. Writing the reviews is usually the better part of a morning.


How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?

The more thoughtful the review, the better I relate to the reviewer. Not to say some fankid SQUEEEE won't make me grin and read on; also some very well-aimed darts can be fun. 

What turns me off is the hysterical screecher syndrome, the reviewer who attacks others for some perceived slight.


What do you think one should do to get a successful blog?


Post regularly. Work hard to make each post your best. Never complain. Be a good netizen: point out others' successes, be generous with your praise--if warranted!--and always, always, always say "thank you."



That's it from me; now it's time for a few of you to take a turn:




Edward Lorn