Monday, May 3, 2010

A Fresh Start After An Unexpected Hiatus

It has been almost two weeks since the last post on The Serpentine Library. (Yikes!) I didn’t mean to spend so much time away from blogging, but the end of the semester was busier than I anticipated. The end of a semester is always busy; I should understand this by now. But, this past semester, in an effort to get to graduation more quickly, I enrolled in more classes than usual. More than I should have, really. So the last two week of April were spent working on papers and final projects. Once they were handed in, my brain needed a few days of non-internet time.

So, now I am proposing a fresh start. What does that mean exactly? During my non-internet time, I thought about The Serpentine Library and blogging in general. I realized that I wasn’t really having fun. Blogging had become another item on my daily “To Do” list, instead of something I looked forward to. And blogging should be fun, not stressful! I’ve decided to focus on posts that I enjoy writing and reading.

So this is what you can expect:

-More reviews, definitely.

-Participating in memes, like “Waiting on” Wednesday (hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and In My Mailbox (hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren).

-Contests, every now and then

-And a new feature called “Book Talk with” where bookish people (mostly authors, bloggers and librarians) talk about anything relating to book: their favorite books, favorite characters, what they don’t like in books, etc. In the library world, Book Talking is a tool librarians use to get readers interested in specific books. Usually, it involves a blurb or something interesting about the book, why you like the book, reading a small teaser scene or section and a mention of similar book or “read-alikes.” So, I’m taking this and shaking it up a bit. ** This will start in a few weeks**

What do you think? Any thoughts, comments, constructive criticism are appreciated. And if you would like to participate in “Book Talk with” send me an email.

Thank you for following The Serpentine Library (and reading this post!).


  1. Welcome back!! :) I bet you are happy to have all of the papers and projects done eh? Your new feature sounds like it's going to be good!! I'll definitely be watching for it. :)

  2. Aww welcome back! You were definitely missed. Book Talk sounds like an awesome feature. I'll definitely be looking forward to your future posts! :D

  3. I think the Book Talk feature is a great idea! I would definitely be interested in participating some time.

    I am honestly terrified of book talking in person. I've only done it three times but never for a real class full of students (twice I booktalked for a class I was taking and once for a job interview).

    I hope you will enjoy blogging again. Welcome back!

  4. Welcome back! I agree with a previous commenter, Book Talk sounds like a great feature.

  5. Welcome back!! I hope you enjoy your fresh start, sounds good!!

  6. Welcome back! I like the idea of a "Book Talk"--will definitely keep my eye out for it. Also, you are 100% correct about Mistwood. I was pretty bored until chapter 14!


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