From a personal experience, books have been their own entity, separate from their authors. I have read book after book and never once given the authors/writers any thought, for years. At some point in my bookserk journey, I have come to realize the importance of knowing the writers/authors, as a reader as well as an aspiring writer.
As a reader, after being entangled into different literary worlds and further delving into the lives of great writers, the realm of words and writing inevitably runs through my mind body and spirit. As a writer, I know I have so much more to learn not only about authors/writers but also about process of writing. As a book blogger, there is no greater pleasure than to delve into topics of books, discover those who like to do the same, and learn something new either from my own experience on writing about books or from others who write about them.
This is why I will be transitioning GoneBookserk into three main areas:
- Reading & Reviewing Books will remain as the foundation of this website. As many of you may already know, I no longer do any ReviewRequests, unfortunately, mainly because my time does not allow me to take on this challenging commitment. I will continue, though, to read and review books as diligently as before. Please feel free to suggest or recommend any books you consider worth reading and/or knowing about.
- Featuring Authors/Writers has always been something I have wanted to begin for a long while now. This is a really important transition on GoneBookserk. I, as many other readers and writers I am sure, would like to know as many new as well as established writers/authors, their works, and how to connect/link to them. I want to feature Authors/Writers, not just for their works, but also for their backgrounds, to understand writers and know who writers are a little better. Please feel free to approach me if you want to do an author/writer feature on GoneBookserk. It will most often include a brief introduction/background, a short Q/A, the works by the author/writer and possibly even an excerpt from one of the works, and best of all how we can all find the books, get to know the author more, as well as how to connect/link to the author. Additionally, there may be some book giveaways and/or other resources, gadgets, or information which is up to the discretion of the author/writer.
- Lastly, Topics of Writing will become a very common on GoneBookserk. I will begin on writing more often and I would also like to begin writing some short stories, something I have been working on for a little while now. Please feel free to do a approach me about doing a Guest Post on GoneBookserk if you have any ideas about writing, or would like to write a short story piece.
If you have any additional ideas, feel free to make any suggestions!