Sunday, June 10, 2007

An Announcement: The Long and the Short of It

“Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.” - Dustin Hoffman

It's not as though there aren't enough reviews sites out there... I'm aware of that. But every now and then, I've wanted to review something I've read and I don't always want to use this blog to do it. Not just books, but some of the short stories I've purchased at TWRP and elsewhere.

So, I started another blog to work on in all my spare time.

The Long and the Short of It: Reviewing Long and Short Romance One Story At A Time

My good friend, Judy, will be helping and we hope to add more team members as time goes by. In the meantime, we'll happily welcome guest reviewers and include a link to your blog. If you've read a romance or women's fiction short story or book (and yes, for now we're limiting reviews to those particular genres) and have something to say about it, write it up and email me the information. Also, if you're interested in becoming a team member, let me know and I will send you the criteria.

There is only one short story review posted at this time. Judy has plans to review two print books she recently read, and I've also shared with her four Wild Rose Press stories, so we should be moving along at a fair clip.

However, be advised ... my mom raised me to keep my mouth shut if I don't have something nice to say. So, if I really don't like something, I'll share it with another reviewer. If they don't like it, it won't get reviewed. I won't lie about a bad book/story and call it good, but I'm not going to be nasty either.

If you have a book or story you'd like to throw in the pot, let me know! Judy will also be gabbing about this on her blog as well when she's up and about this morning, so hop over and see what she has to say.

Have a happy Sunday!


Tori Lennox said...

I've got the new site bookmarked. :)

Melissa said...

Good luck with your new review blog! Sounds like it'll be fun!

anno said...

Excellent idea! I'm looking forward to watching this develop!

Allie Boniface said...

You're know that, right??

Ceri said...

Excellent idea! Good luck with it! I've been constantly checking out review sites since my first review came out. Yours is now bookmarked. :)