Thursday, October 23, 2008

Eric's Blog in the Spotlight

My approach to books is the same way I approach life – obsessively ... I need to read everything by a writer, and I focus on what moves me emotionally and intellectually. My guiding principle is, ‘You’ve got to be in the rain to feel the water’. It’s that way with books, too.

Eric Forbes is featured blogger in the Malay Mail today and deservedly so as he has one of the best literary blogs around - and I'm talking internationally here. And now that Eric is regularly interviewing top authors, I'm often so jealous I could spit.

Fortunately Eric names me as his favourite local blogger, so I forgive him for being so good.

Hmm I wonder if Sheila Rahman's comment:
thankfully with almost none of the usual argumentative comments
is a dig at this blog and you guys!

16 comments:

Satima Flavell said...

Wow, it's nice that he named you his favourite local blogger!

bibliobibuli said...

yes, it really is.

Argus Lou said...

It's funny, isn't it, how two book-loving blogs attract totally different readers and 'responders'? ;-)

Anonymous said...

I love both the blogs; I need both to create a balance in my life!

bibliobibuli said...

eric is yin and i am yang.

Jordan said...

I'm kind of surprised by the lack of comments in general at Eric's blog, considering the readership he must have. Sure, maybe nobody will comment on lists of new releases, but there are also plenty of interesting interviews and articles about authors. An article called 'Does the Short Story Need Saving?' should draw some comments (says someone who also neglected to comment despite the article being interesting...ok I'm going to slowly walk away now...).

Lydia Teh said...

*thankfully with almost none of the usual argumentative comments*

Sharon, I thought of your blog when I read that!

bibliobibuli said...

jordan - i think it's a bit like virgin snow. no-one wants to sully it.

my blog is like a graffiti splattered wall.

Anonymous said...

Page is missing in MM.

Rob Spence said...

I read Eric's blog - though not as often as this one, of course Sharon - and I'm pleased it's getting recognition. But the link doesn't seem to work, so I can't see what the MM made of him.

Chet said...

"my blog is like a graffiti splattered wall."

Among other things ...

bibliobibuli said...

sorry rob. the problem is at their end. maybe i should scan the piece.

bibliobibuli said...

changed the link. it seems to be ok now tho v. slow.

chet - what other things ah?

Chet said...

Spam and anonymice droppings, among other things.

While you were away, some spammer left the same message a few times to the dose of cheapy bukus post.

Anonymous said...

Why are people so against the word "anonymous"? everyone is anonymous here, "anonymous" is the default option, so it saves a lot of effort.

The spam is odd though, but w/e.

june said...

I think the key is to actually respond to comments - which inspires others to write again and again. You do that to your readers, Sharon. You engage with us and create a fertile ground for err.. arguments. It's always nice to be acknowledged for a comment here and there. That being said, I read Eric's blog religiously. :)