Top Ten Tuesday: Best Introductory Posts to Me, My Blog, and I

Today's topic would have nothing to do with books if we all didn't blog about them so much. But then, I suppose that's the idea. :)

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Do come join the fun...
Welcome to A Light Inside, the blog of an eclectic reviewer and novelist-hopeful! These ten posts should thoroughly introduce you to the proprietor, the site itself, and the friends thereof.

If you're looking for the fun side, you'll perhaps want to start here:
  • "The Modern YA Novelist", a parody of Gilbert & Sullivan's Modern Major-General song, complete with pictures and internet memes. I stayed up all night making this one, shamelessly cracking myself up the entire time.
  • "Pride and Prejudice and Facebook", in which Elizabeth Bennet tries to deal with the standard frustrations of social media over-share. Will make more sense if you've read P&P, or at least seen one of the movies.
  • Some of the lovely commenters around here helped me come up with this fantasy cast for L.M. Montgomery's The Blue Castle. I'm still proud of us for that list.
For more serious posts, in which I usually discuss writing as Art, sometimes in conversation with other bloggers (especially a couple of my literary besties: Masha, who lives in a yurt and makes flavored vodka, and Mr. Pond, who studies fairy tales in grad school in Scotland), try these:
For sample book reviews, here's The Great Gatsby for general audiences and The Scorpio Races for YA readers.

If you want some basic details on me, here's "Raindrops on Roses", a list of a few of my favorite things. Also, Friday posts tend to be all about life in my own little world, and "Failing Silence and other stories" gives a good picture of my relationship to the garden, the cat, and music, which are frequent topics of choice.

And finally, for the romantics among us, here's how a book nerd announces her engagement. At least, this book nerd. It was four years ago and I'm long since happily married, so no particular need for congratulations, but it's still one of my favorite posts. Though I do wish I could've found a less awkward picture of Anne and Gilbert.

That's ten!

What's your favorite post on your own blog? Leave me a link in the comments, and I'll try to come by.

* blogalectic |blaw-guh-LEK-tihk| n. a dialectic between two or more bloggers, in which each participating blogger hosts his theses on his own blog.


  1. How had I missed a fantasy cast for the Blue Castle?! I reviewed that in our second week of blogging! I love it that much!

  2. I want to do this!! I will have the time at some point soon!! I hope. :)

  3. By the way..I LOVED the engagement post.

  4. Mary, it's definitely a favorite of mine! Such a good story.

    Masha, you totally should. I'll look forward to that. And thanks. :D

  5. I've always enjoyed your engagement post too. And while you may have used the word "booger," at least you didn't go "My precioussssss" when he put the ring on your finger. :)

    1. HAHAHA! Yeah, that would've been a bad time to show my extreme nerd side. :P

  6. I kind of realized I don't have "fun" posts..but it's up..how do I post it as a link??

    1. Aha. First, go directly to the post you want to link and copy the URL from the bar at the top of the page.

      Then, go into edit box for the Best Introductory Posts post.

      Highlight the title of the post you want to link.

      Then, click the Link button from the options at the top of the box.

      When the new little window pops up, paste the URL in there and hit Enter.

      Your post should now be linked. :)

      If my instructions are too confusing, try this post--it has a picture. :)


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