I began this blog out of the desire to share with others that which I’d been scribbling in notebooks, diaries, in between the margins of math and biology scripts, on blackboards, on the backs of bills and all manner of paper products for many years – my thoughts on books.
What sort of book do I prefer to read?
I really will try anything once when it comes to literature. My cavernous library mainly consists of books that could all belong to that broad category of adult literary fiction, which, in itself, is made up of multiple sub-genres.
I am open to recommendations, always, on what I should be reading. If a book made you sick, forced you to forget the time, hurt your head for weeks, halted you in the middle of transit, compelled you to smuggle it across a border, broke your heart, taught you something true, taught you that nothing is true, challenged your preconceived notions of everything, or made you realize you were smarter, or sillier, than you’d imagined — then tell me. I want to read it.
What books am I interested in reviewing?
I’m very keen on featuring/continuing to feature reviews of the following on Novel Niche:
♣ Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora Literature
♣ Literature of the African and Indian Diaspora
♣ All other incarnations of Diaspora Literature, too
♣ Experimental and Genre-Bending Literature
♣ Adult Speculative/Horror/Suspense/Paranormal/Science Fiction
♣ Young Adult Speculative/Horror/Suspense/Paranormal/Science Fiction
♣ Memoir, Biography and Autobiography
♣ Graphic Novels
♣ Plays and Poetry Collections
♣ Non-Fiction (Sociology, Psychology & Psychiatry, Economics, Pop Culture Commentary, History — these are a few examples from the vast array of non-fiction topics I would love to tackle.)
♣ Historical Fiction
♣ Feminist and LGBT/Queer Literature
(Am I missing a category or sub-category you think I’d love? Please, recommend it to me!)
Will I post non-book-review-related entries, too?
Highly unlikely. Any posts not directly about book reviews are and will be bookish in origin.
For example, I will blog on
♣ personal reading challenges I’ve undertaken
♣ books I’ve found at the library/discovered/been gifted
♣ literary projects in which I’m interested
♣ hosting interviews with fellow writers, book reviewers and bibliophiles
♣ book and book-paraphernalia giveaways
♣ presenting guest reviews on Novel Niche
I won’t blog about
♣ the cutest things that tiny babies may have murmured in their half-sleep
♣ things that make my cats cooler or more zany than your cats
♣ the merits of cats vs. dogs vs. house lizards
♣ (unless all of the preceding have been bookishly involved in my recent experiences, in some way)
Will I review your book?
Novel Niche is currently closed to all requests for reviews, book tours or other related features.
The solicitation period will re-open officially on December 1st, 2012. Authors and publicists are warmly encouraged to submit their proposals at that time. Thank you in advance for your interest.