My New Mission!

Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on ipod right now): Rosanna by Toto.

After Tuesday's awesomeness of book releases, I have decided to start including book reviews on my blog. I know, novel idea, right? (cymbals for the pun). :D

But it is not going to be just be your normal blog review. I've set up some very interesting rules for myself. I want to highlight unknown fiction. In a post on my old blog, I had a Publisher Weekly's report. It said that there was something like 30,000 Children and YA books released LAST YEAR alone. That does not include non-fiction or any other genre, just YA and kids. That is a lot of books getting passed over. One of my new super-hero missions is to try and bring some of them forward. Go digging for diamonds in the rough. What can I say? I thrive on a challenge.

So my rules:

I will focus on YA and Children's literature (with very rare exceptions).
I will not review any book that is one of the top 25,000 selling books (based on amazon ranks)
I will try and aim for books 100,000 or bigger.
I will not review books before my 2005 (with very rare exceptions).
I will try and lead up every review with an interview.

I want books to succeed, and some get lost in the shuffle. That's what a superhero is all about, right? Saving people? I aim to save books from obscurity. Who's with me?! If you have a book you love but no one seems to know about it, shoot me a message, a comment, an email, anything! And I'll get on it. Together, we'll save the world, one book at a time. Woohoo! Superheroes unite!


PJ Hoover said...

Sounds like a great mission!!!!! I'll cheer you on!

Unknown said...

Yay! Awesome plan! Support the little guys! :)

Lenore Appelhans said...

That sure is a lot of books that aren't getting attention. I haven't seen a lot of reviews of Feathered by Laura Kasischke. I bought it though and hope to review it soon. It sounds very exciting.