Friday, September 18, 2009

Blog Improvement Project - 17 - Update Old Posts



I'm actually skipping ahead because Week 16 urged us to Blog Someplace New. Which I did, but I'm saving that entry for my next Through the Opera Glasses.

Week 17 focused on Updating Old Posts.

And because this was Book Blogger Appreciation Week, I took a look at my Book Reviews Archives.

With 32 reviews listed alphabetically by author name, I realized it wasn't as user-friendly as it should be.

So I split every review by genre, and created 19 headings in my sidebar. I also included the title of the book as well as the author's name.


















It was quite astounding to see the varied genres I've reviewed. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I realized I've reviewed more Contemporary Erotic Romance than any other genre.

Tying for second place is another shocker - Contemporary Romance - and two expected categories, Regency Historical Romance and Victorian Historical Romance.

This was a good exercise. I can see that there are genres I really enjoy reading but which I've been overlooking recently. I'm sure this is going to nudge me toward reclaiming some of my favorite types of books.

Susan Helen Gottfried says You review contemporary erotics in a way that allows anyone nervous about the genre to see it's not so scary.

VA Bookworm says I'd say about 70% on my bookshelf is Victorian Historical Romance and 30% fantasy.

Akelamalu says I just almost choked laughing - after reading you review a lot of contemporary erotics the word verification I have to type in is 'kinkie'.

7 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

*laugh*

I could have told you that you review a lot of contemporary erotics! Best of all, you do it in a way that allows anyone nervous about the genre to see it's not so scary.

VABookworm87 said...

I don't think I've ever read a contemporary romance. I have a couple on my bookshelf, but they were given by a friend of my mom's. I'd say about 70% is Victorian Historical Romance and 30% fantasy. I should probably think of a way to organize my reviews too :o)

Akelamalu said...

Crikey you have been busy!

I just almost choked laughing - after reading you review a lot of contemporary erotics the word verification I have to type in is

kinkie

LOL

Thomma Lyn said...

You're a wonderful book reviewer, and I always enjoy reading your reviews. You always have a unique and refreshing take on all subjects artsy and creative! :)

Travis said...

Nice organizing there!

kimmirich said...

Your site is lovely and the organization is great!! Happy weekend!

Julia Smith said...

Susan - I've started winning books as my friends have had contests on their blogs, so I've been reading what they've all been writing. In my pre-review reading life, I basically never read contemporaries. But that's where the lovely element of surprise comes in. Because I've really enjoyed the contemporaries I've reviewed, and I would have missed them otherwise.

VA Bookworm - I love your 70%/30% ratio!

Akelamalu - LOL! Kinkie! Very synchronistic.

Thomma Lyn - Thanks!

Travis - Thanks!

Kim Richardson - Thanks! I'm having fun so far - hope you are, too.