Do comments work? How do i get G+ comments included here? Still some way to go...
I will use the blog to happily provide my point of view on books, games, movies, some gadgets and the occasional other stuff. Criticism of my criticism is welcome.
Don't expect the blog to be real-time and show reviews when or before a book is officially released. I'll do the thing (reading, blogging) when i feel like it. Be aware that a lot of my binge reading actually happens on vacation or during long travels.
Some may wonder why i write in English. As a native German living and working in Germany, this is not the intuitive choice.
- About 99% of the books i read are originally written in English. Translation is usually something, a book does not profit from. Then there is the aspect of time. When i read books, most are not yet translated (which caused the switch when i was hooked up on David Webers Harrington series) and some may never will. So if i read them in English, i should criticize them in that language as well.
- Also a significant part of my circles on Google+ are non-Germans and English is the current lingua franca.
- And not the least, just because i want to. It find it quite some challenge. While a significant portion of my conversations on the job are in English, i rarely write more than a few lines there.