I’ve gotten a few comments recently on this blog, particularily around ethical or political issues. It kind of shocked me – not only that anyone READS this blog (woohoo!) but also that people were moved enough to write back.
A few people have suggested that I’m indicating a bias on certain issues, simply by the act of posting blogs about books by authors that have a bias. Soo…Â prepare to be demystified as to how I choose the books for my daily blog!
1) I have a good strong coffee in the morning. This helps to wake me up and prevents spelling mistakes.
2) I go to www.cnn.com, www.bbc.co.uk, or Google HotTrends to see what’s a buzzing this morning – what people are talking about. Â
3) I pick a topic that is generating a lot of interest AND which I know can be related back to an audio book.
For example: today I would most certainly blog about JK Rowling suing someone forÂ writing a book about Harry Potter. I know that Simply Audiobooks carried all 7 Harry Potter audio books, so the blog practically writes itself. I would probably title it something like “Rowling Sues Muggle”, which makes meÂ giggle a bit.
To be clear, I’m neitherÂ pro-wizards, nor am I anti-Muggles. Simply Audiobooks and I neither endorse nor disallow the use of brooms, caldrons, and mail-carrying owls. We have no particular opinions on Squibs, Quidditch, or Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans. I amÂ neither a card-carrying member of S.P.E.W, nor am I secretly hidingÂ a Dark Mark.
I do, however, like audio books and so I will blog about them. I really am sorry if I’ve offendedÂ any readersÂ in the pursuit of (what should be) a fairly innocuous past time. If you’d like to contact me personally regarding this, or any other post,Â I would love to hear from you here!