This year will be (and already is) one of new beginnings. I recognize that this blog is among the lesser beginnings that 2009 has already seen, but personally, it is important. And I hope that it becomes a part of the lives of others this year, too.
From the start, I want this blog to belong to everyone who reads it. That doesn't mean you get to edit the contents or the format, but you can certainly influence them. This blog will be my forum for reflecting upon the books I read -- not for reviewing them, necessarily, but for contemplating them and the thoughts I have while reading and after reading them. And while my bookshelf is as full as ever of books that I haven't yet found the time or the opportunity to read, I (and now, this blog) am always open to suggestions and recommendations.
So, if you've got a book you think I just have to read, or a book people keep telling you you have to read and you want me to be your reading lab rat, be sure to let me know. I'm open to and ready for whatever this year is going to throw at me, even (and especially) if it has a hard cover.