As The New York Times‘ Sarah Boxer foretold, screaming throngs of the contenders’ fans will not be present as you read to jeer my decision and justification — if you can call it a justification.
In addition, you can, if you have not yet had your fill of articles on literary bloggers, learn from USA Today‘s Edward Nawotka (who has a soothing phone manner that will lull you into saying all kinds of stupid things) that I think blogging suits my “obsessive and easily distracted” personality. Thank God that’s what he decided to quote.
Other bloggers are mentioned in both of those articles, and I urge you to check out each of their sites, and all of these.
Also, just so you know what you’re getting into, I should mention that I still like to play with knives.