About

My bookshelf. Behold the beauty. God I need more room.

Welcome to ‘The Written Word’.

This is my book review site.

There are many book review blogs and websites on the internet, so why have I decided to add to this epic pile of opinion based information? Here are my three main reasons:

  1. In order to spare my poor family and boyfriend the trauma of me painstakingly recounting what I’ve read and why it was good/bad or indifferent. Instead, the anonymous internet is the repository. Basically, I’m draining the opinions out of myself so that I feel like ‘someone has listened’ and I can move on. Immature, yet practical.
  2. To satisfy my subconscious egotistical belief that my opinion on a book is worth reading
  3. (The only selfless reason) I started collecting comics and art books. I quickly discovered that critical information is extremely hard to find. Given that I purchase mostly off the internet, I’m usually taking a gamble on whether the item will be as good as it appears. Hopefully this blog may help others make well informed purchases.

Now that I’ve got that out of the way, please have a look at Notes On Reviewing if you’d like to know more details on my scoring system.

Please check out my Questions For Readers page, I’d really like to hear about your reading habits. If you’d like to give me a reccommendation on a good book, head for The ‘To Read’ List.

Also, feel free to comment after my reviews; where you agree, disagree, to generally discuss or ask questions.

If you’d like to speak to me directly my email is gold_nsilver[at]hotmail.com

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9 Responses to About

  1. I love your site. Keep it up !

  2. margaretehellwig says:

    I did not mean to come off as a 14 year-old. I was simply stating that I believe my opinion has as much validity as yours.
    Perhaps the miscommunication stemmed from the fact that I do not know you, and therefore your comment did not come off as a friendly conversation. Rather, it seemed that you simply were reading my review in order to find fault with it.

    My apologies, and I hold no contempt for you or your ideas whatsoever.

  3. JS says:

    Hello ~

    Nice site. Nice name. And the nice tag line: “because I read too much” made us laugh…. Tho’ the beautiful eye scared the heck out of us 🙂 Great photograph there….

    JS

  4. ashley says:

    i find yr blog very intriguing and convenient, thanks a lot! yr tag line reminds me of my girlfriend haha. she’s a bookmonster 🙂

  5. centria says:

    Is it possible to read too much? This is a good idea. I like the wide array of books you are reading and reviewing.

    • goldnsilver says:

      Thank you 🙂 I used to only read one genre (fantasy/magic) but I really became bored and undernourished by it. I’ve never been happier reading wise since I started reading a bit of everything.

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