In this first post I want to introduce myself and tell you what I want with this blog.
My name is Mihai and I'm a pationate reader. I discovered reading at the age of 6 and since the I read a lot. I read all sort of books, of all genres but I enjoy the most fantasy, Sci-Fi and horror and my reading is heavily concentrated in fantasy literature. Why this genres? Because they help me escape in new worlds, better or worst than this one, and because they allow my imagination to go free. So, because of my love for books, I dreamed of becoming a publisher (more than an author), but my life took a different course. Despite of this I have never gave up my readings (either my dream).
I also love reviewing the books I read. I do this because it helps me to keep track of my readings, so in time I can remember what a book is about and to share my opinions with other readers of the same book. When I was younger I had been doing a different thing. I had created a soccer championship (soccer is one of my weaknesses). And in that championship the teams were named after the places in my readings and the players were the characters of those books. Until one point it was a very entertaining occupation, but after going to university, I renounced at my championship, mainly because of lack of time. And the reviews replaced my imaginitive soccer championship.
And why this blog? Let me tell you my reasons.
First because I enjoy reading, and I enjoy talking about it and sharing the thoughts about the books I read.
Second because I like writing reviews and even than it's not the same with the real writing it gives me a sense of fulfilment. And I have to thank all the authors because without them and their works what will be the point of this blog.
For the third reason I have to quote John DeNardo from sfsignal.com: "I would be lying to myself if I did not admit that there is some small chunk of vanity associated with "publishing" my very own words and having others read what I write." So even though I like writing reviews I also like my work to be read.
And the last, but not the least maybe it will be some free books involved. This doesn't sound like love for books, but it is. I buy many books, actually I buy faster then I read, I love to see them in my library, I love to classify them, so if some free books will be involved I don't mind. And maybe I will discover a new rising star in fantasy literature.
In the end I have to thank my wife for encouragement, and to Robert Thompson and Chris Hyland for advise and inspiration.
I hope you'll enjoy reading my blog as much as I will enjoy doing it.