I’m a reader, a writer, a publisher and a book reviewer. For more than four years and more than 500 posts I have been reviewing books at my site Libdrone Book Reviews. When I first started the book review site it was a combination of personal diary and book reviews. Fairly early on, I took some good advice and migrated the personal diary entries to this personal blog and focused the book review site on the book reviews. I try to update this blog with new original articles every Monday and Thursday. Other days I sometimes re-blog great content from some of my blog friends.
Many of the posts on this site are “stream of consciousness”, “from my heart through my fingers to your screen”. While I generally try to avoid using real names, particularly when I write about emotional things, this site is primarily intended as my personal safe space to write about my feelings and explore ideas that my mind puzzles over. I welcome your comments, and hope to have a conversation. I approve most comments, but if you only say two trite words (“nice post” or the equivalent), Askimet rather than me probably has marked you as a spammer :)
While I know enough about blogging to understand posts will look better and be more readable if there is a picture, I am SO not a photographer. As one friend commented about my first (and as it turned out only) uploads to Flickr ”yep, those are trees alright”. So while I am aware of copyright and try hard not to infringe, and I also try to link every picture published on this site to the place I downloaded it from, I know that mistakes can happen. If you find I’ve used your image and you’re not cool with it just leave a comment and provide me with the exact URL of the image I shouldn’t have used. I will take it down right away.
My late father’s motto was illegitimi non carborundum. That’s Latin for don’t let the bastards grind you down. It is my blog motto which I dedicate to all who have been affected by bullying.
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