What’s this all about, then?

This is my blog on Livejournal, which I have been running since the spring of 2003.

With Russia's unprovoked murderous assault on Ukraine, I am actively looking at alternative hosts for this journal, preferably those which will retain as much content as possible. No criticism of the owners of Livejournal, who have provided a space for dissent as well, but I am very uncomfortable with being part of the Russian economic system at present, in however small a way.

Since late 2003, I've been using this blog as a record of (almost) every book that I have read; I read a lot (in non-plague times, I have a long commute) and wanted to keep a good note of what I read. At 200-300 books a year, that's over 4000 books that I have written up here. (These are the most recent.)

As the twentieth anniversary of my bookblogging comes closer, I've also been revisiting each month of reviews every six days or so, so you'll see some less recent reviews mentioned.

As well as books, I have been going through the films that won the Oscar for Best Picture in sequence and the films that won the Hugo or Nebula for Best Dramatic Presentation or equivalent.

And during the COVID-19 pandemic, I've been trying to keep discipline and write something about it every ten days.

Also used for occasional commentary on other stuff, but you'll find my Facebook and Twitter are more live.

Comments welcome, though sometimes quicker to email me at nicholas dot whyte at gmail dot com.

One thought on “What’s this all about, then?

  1. The serial numbers and signatures have been masked in the images. (Also increasingly the electronic component is what matters, and obviously that is not included above.)

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