Far Beyond Reality is one month old! Thank you to all the early adopters who are already following the site and reading my reviews. As you’d expect from a new site like FBR, there will occasionally be some changes and additions. Such as:
1. FBR now has a Facebook Page! I’m not a big fan of Facebook (to put it mildly), but I want to make it as easy as possible for people to find and follow Far Beyond Reality, so… I caved. There’s a “Like FBR on Facebook” button on the right side of this page, or you can click here. Please go take a look, “like” FBR (if you, you know, like the site), and pass it on to your friends!
2. Fifty Page Fridays. In the next week or two I’m going to launch a new regular(ish) feature called Fifty Page Fridays. Here’s how it’s going to work. I’m lucky enough to get quite a few books for review. Most of them are books I’m interested in reading, and I select the ones I actually review for FBR from that stack. Still, I can’t read and review everything on account of I don’t get enough sleep as it is, so some great books sadly go unreviewed. In addition, some of the books I receive are really not things I’d usually read. So, I came up with Fifty Page Fridays: a few times each month, I’m going to pick a book I wasn’t planning to read, either for lack of time or lack of interest, and read just fifty pages of it. Then I’ll write a post about those fifty pages and decide whether I’ll continue reading or not. That way, even if I don’t read the entire book, you’ll get an idea of what it’s like, so the book may still find some new readers and hasn’t gone to waste! Plus, I may end up broadening my horizons and discovering some new authors and books I’d usually not pick up this way. Not bad for an hour’s work. (Between the Fifty Page Fridays posts and the regular reviews, I’ll be reporting on almost everything I read, so to avoid annoying you with duplicated information I’m going to retire the Reading Journals section.)
3. Giveaways! I’m planning to set up some giveaways for the site soon, with the first one coming up later this week. Because the site is still relatively new, I’ll probably collect entries for raffles by asking you to follow FBR on Twitter, Facebook, or via email, and then confirming this by posting a comment with your name or Twitter handle. If you already follow the site, you’ll obviously be able to enter too. So…watch this space for the first giveaway, coming up very soon!
And that’s it for now!