Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bloggy Business Update: I'm Just Like the New York Times

I'm going to be posting a few book reviews on my blog.  I figure I'll post them on Sundays, kind of like the New York Times.  Except my book reviews will only take you two minutes to read.  And they will be accompanied by my snarky MS Paint images instead of professionally drawn artwork.  Another difference between me and The New York Times Book Review is that I will probably have absolutely no bearing on book sales.  Also, I'm only going to review books that I think might be specifically interesting to parents, especially parents of special-needs children.

Other than that, I'm exactly like The New York Times Book Review.

Here's my plan: I'm willing to read pretty much anything.  I love to read because you learn stuff and it also blocks out the screeching wheels of anxiety that turn in my head while I'm trying to fall asleep.

If I love the book, I'll put the review up on my blog.  If I don't love it, I'll just keep my mouth shut.  So if you ever wonder why I never give a bad review, it's because I'm just not putting them on the blog.  Because why would you want to read about a sucky book?  Unless it's one of those celebrity tell-alls, in which case you should look to Mom-In-A-Million, who sometimes reviews books by people like Kendra Wilkinson and isn't always nice about it.  For books that are just awesome reads, sometimes you can catch those on Rants from Mommyland.

Once I've reviewed a book, I'll add it to my Helpful Reads page.

Tomorrow, I'm posting my first official review: Hartley Steiner's book for children, This is Gabriel Making Sense of School: A Book About Sensory Processing Disorder.  Hartley even gave me a signed copy to give away to one lucky reader!


  1. YAY!!! Can't wait to hear about it!!

  2. Cool- can't wait to hear about it- I love new books!

  3. I just read Dana Buchman's book A Special Education about her daughter who had severe learning "differences" as they call them. It was inspiring as a parent of as child with special needs to see that no one is doing it all perfectly, there is hope for everyone-parents and children alike and if I make a mistake I need to (like I tell my kids) pick myself up and do it better next time

  4. I know it's not on your subject matter list, but the twins love Walter the Farting Dog more than any other book...I think everyone should read it.


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