Since we've been trying to figure out what we like in an author's website, I was curious about a blog.
To be entirely honest, I was, at first, put off by Laurell K. Hamilton's blog. I'm not sure if it's just that I wasn't ready to see the author behind her vivid worlds. She really lets you see herself. At first, I was put off by the couple blogs where she was a little depressed (I forget why, it was awhile ago).
BUT, I now love her blog. I love that she puts herself out there and she's honest with her feelings. I love her dedication to posting and her willingness to share her musings with her readers. I think that kind of emotional bravery is admirable.
What do you think? Someone 'around town' was just worrying about what he posted on his site. I think he was just starting a new blog, and he was worried about what to post and what not to post. I understand that, too. At our local RWA meeting, someone mentioned that if they found out that they disagreed with their politics, then they wouldn't read that author anymore.
That's a little harsh, but it's not the first time I've heard something to that effect.
Vaspers made a great post about the 15 Risks of Blogging.
You know it's been one of my New Year's Resolutions to stop being too nice, and to start being more real. Give myself permission to be human and all that. I admire people like that (I'm not, but I'm trying.). I'm trying to do that with blogging: just be real.
Anyway, that reminded me of a book that was recommended to me called Nice. I can't find it anywhere, so I must have the title wrong, and I don't know the author. It's about a woman who is SO nice, that she can't bear to break up with boyfriends. She doesn't want to hurt their feelings.
Finally, she finds it easier to KILL them, rather than break up with them. From my understanding, it's dark humour.
I wanted to add it to my TBR for 2007, but I can't find it! Anyone heard of it?