Introducing the Know Me Betterman Blog Series

It's a little surreal to pause and realize that this website has been kicking around for a few months already. It still seems like it was just yesterday that I was brushing the dust of (my poor neglected) Blogspot off my shoes in favor of my very own domain. (Nothing against Blogspot. But there's nothing quite like your own domain.)

I've taken a few months and a few blog posts to get settled in my new digital space. But now that that's done (and in honor of the new year), I think it's time for some ceremonial ribbon-cutting. Don't you?

To celebrate a) my new website, b) the new year, c) books, d) friends, e) life, and/or f) all of the above, I'm running a blog series (the first of many, I hope - I like blog series).

When the Australian and I were first starting to spend time together, one of the first things I did was press upon him a copy of one of my favorite books. (If you know me in person you probably already know what this book is. If you don't, you will soon enough.) It was a bit of a test, to be honest. Literature (especially children's literature) has been a huge part of my life for, well, my entire life. If a potential partner didn't see its value, well...it probably wasn't going to work out.

Luckily for me (and him), he devoured the book over the space of a few days, calling to update me on his progress. He even teared up a little toward the end, and the rest is history. Literature has remained an important and joyous part of our relationship.

This experience came back to me when I was conceptualizing this series, and I immediately knew what question I wanted to ask. (That it would be book-related goes almost without saying.) The question, my friends, is this: If you were going to introduce yourself to someone by way of literature, what book/s would you choose? Alternately: What book/s would you foist upon someone if you wanted them to know you better?

The Muppet Christmas Carol is one of the best Christmas movies of all time, and if you disagree you are wrong. Just saying.

The Muppet Christmas Carol is one of the best Christmas movies of all time, and if you disagree you are wrong. Just saying.

Thus was born the Know Me Betterman blog series, titled after this fine fellow:

The Know Me Betterman blog series kicks off next Wednesday with a post featuring one of my excellent critique partners, and will continue for several Wednesdays thereafter. See you then!