Books. Opinions. Good times.

About

Hi! I read books – lots of books.  Too many books, perhaps.  I have opinions – lots of opinions. Too – well, you get the point.

Here is the site where my opinions and reading collide, perhaps for the greater good!

You’re likely to find: fantasy, romance, science nonfiction, children’s books, other nonfiction, classics, the occasional fiction, and the very occasional sci-fi and Western.  You’re unlikely to find: poetry, experimental works, poetry, horror, cookbooks, autobiographies, and religious texts.  Also, poetry.

Enjoy! Feel free to chime in with your opinion of any books here. Or a suggestion for a book! Or a poem expressing your desire to read the book.  (I probably won’t read the poem. But the effort will be greatly appreciated.)

Review Style

I have a really informal review style – I usually end up discussing whatever elements of the book that I most feel like talking about.  Sometimes I’ll do a whole book overview, sometimes I’ll focus almost exclusively on characters or thematic elements, and sometimes I’ll do something else entirely.

There’s also no rating system, partly because it would be very unfair to compare J.K. Rowlings to Victor Hugo and partly because it would drive me crazy trying to justify every rating and what it should be compared against and how I can give Les Mis 4 stars and Prisoner of Azkaban 5.

Finally – if you see a grammatical or spelling error, please feel free to drop a line in the comments.  Grammar sticklers are welcome here!

Contact Me

Have a book you’d like me to review?

Want to ask for a recommendation?

Have a blogger-to-blogger question?

Send an e-mail to asktopper@gmail.com to contact me.

Happy reading!

Comments on: "About" (7)

  1. Ha ha, your opening line made me laugh!

    Always glad to find another book blogger. 🙂

  2. See, I think it’s totally logical to give Les Mis 4 and Harry Potter 5 – makes perfect sense! 😉

    • Oh, gods, rating the Harry Potter books – I think you just exploded my brain! 🙂
      To be fair, I have every faith that HP will still be read 100 yrs from now. Classic children’s literature!

  3. Since you invite suggestions for review, I recently stumbled upon a little known book that I think is NY Times notable quality and plan to feature on my blog soon. I’ll link to your review of it if you do one. It’s called STONING THE DEVIL, and Lipstick and Politics gave it a good review at http://www.lipstickandpolitics.com/?s=stoning+the+devil. Set in the United Arab Emirates, ex-pats and locals mix it up emotionally, intimately, in the gleaming highrise of Dubai.

    • It does not sound like my kind of book, unfortunately! But it does sound like a book a few of my friends/relatives would enjoy and, as I’m doing Christmas shopping, I’ll try to pick it up for someone and give it a try before I gift it. (And if I don’t finish it due to genre incompatibility, I may ask someone for a guest review.)
      Thanks for commenting and the suggestion!

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