Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday Meme

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Book Blogger Confessions is a meme that posts the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, where book bloggers "confess" and vent about topics that are unique to us. Feel free to share, vent and offer solutions.

Just keep it respectful - no bashing authors or other bloggers! If you want to participate just grab our button and include it in your post with a link to either Midnyte Reader or For What It's Worth. We will be providing a linky at the end of our posts so people can "hop" to see all the participants answers.

November 5th: Should bloggers & authors discuss politics? Does that turn you off to a blogger or an authors books if they tweet/post about their political positions or do you appreciate their passionate point of view?

With tomorrow being election day I thought this was an appropriate discussion topic. I do have to say that I am in the camp of keep your politics separate from your work, If you are a book blogger or an author with a blog or webpage for your books then lets keep it about the books.
I don't care if you are a passionate Republican, Democrat or Independent, I don't come to your BOOK blog/web page to hear about it. I want to know what you are working on, what author is coming to be a guest on your blog or what the latest releases will be.

I am passionate about our freedom and about our right to vote, I encourage you to go and vote your conscience on Tuesday. If you are passionate and want to get the word out about your candidate great do it, just do it on a personal page, with your friends and family, with the waitress who brings you coffee at the IHOP but when I am looking to find the latest book I want to buy or read a review about one I think I might want to then I don't want to read about who you are voting for.

Oh and just to be consistent and in case you missed it just 3 more weeks until Cold Days (a Harry Dresden book)by Jim Butcher will be out :O) The 27th, to get you through Jim has put the first chapter to Cold Days up on his webpage HERE with chapter 2 going up TOMORROW


After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad. Because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard.

He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long. And now, her word is his command, no matter what she wants him to do, no matter where she wants him to go, and no matter who she wants him to kill.

Guess which Mab wants first?

Of course, it won’t be an ordinary, everyday assassination. Mab wants her newest minion to pull off the impossible: kill an immortal. No problem there, right? And to make matters worse, there exists a growing threat to an unfathomable source of magic that could land Harry in the sort of trouble that will make death look like a holiday.

Beset by enemies new and old, Harry must gather his friends and allies, prevent the annihilation of countless innocents, and find a way out of his eternal subservience before his newfound powers claim the only thing he has left to call his own…His soul.



  1. nodding my head in agreement. Keep personal/ book blogging seperate . I did just that ...made the blog a book and moved the personal stuff to another blog.

  2. I think one or two posts are fine about politics...but if I had more to say about politics I would not do so on my book blog.

    1. I guess I have my own very passionate views and so I don't want that to effect how I love an author or their books.

  3. I don't mind knowing someone's politics - it's hard to keep your personal beliefs entirely separate on social networking forums like Twitter but keep it to minimum.

    I think you turn more people off and the message ends up lost anyway.