So after insisting over and over that I don’t really write reviews, I’m… writing reviews. :)
Just recently, senior manga editor Katherine Dacey invited me to join the staff of reviewers over at PopCultureShock’s Manga Recon. I accepted her invitation with much glee, and as a result, you can find my first review (of Claymore volume 13) in today’s Manga Minis !
Perhaps the greatest advantage to the fact that I really don’t write reviews here, is that very little at this blog can be expected to change. I’ll still be rambling on about manga as I have for the past year or so, and in addition, I’ll be linking to reviews of mine that are published over at Manga Recon.
A million thanks to Kate for this wonderful opportunity!
Katherine Dacey saysDecember 8, 2008 at 9:34 pm
My pleasure! The person you should be thanking, however, is Michelle Smith, who introduced me to your blog via your essay “Why You Should Read NANA.” Michelle’s a big fan of your writing, as am I. Welcome to the crew!
Melinda Beasi saysDecember 8, 2008 at 9:37 pm
I have thanked Michelle so many times at this point, I was afraid she’d be embarrassed! :D I hope I can live up to both your expectations!
jun saysDecember 8, 2008 at 9:43 pm
And I maintain the only one you need thank is yourself, for writing those interesting posts to begin with! Or maybe your Mom, for the whole birth thing.
Melinda Beasi saysDecember 8, 2008 at 9:45 pm
I think I’ll go with my mom! :D
And where *is* my mom, anyway? I know she’s been refreshing the front page all day, waiting for this news!
email@example.com saysDecember 8, 2008 at 11:02 pm
Well, then I got caught up on evening TV. I was waiting soooooo impatiently.
Happy to do my part by birthing you.
Melinda Beasi saysDecember 9, 2008 at 7:21 am
jun saysDecember 9, 2008 at 10:38 am
Hee hee. Melinda, your mom is awesome.
Melinda Beasi saysDecember 9, 2008 at 10:49 am
Yes, she really is. :)
Ed Sizemore saysDecember 9, 2008 at 7:24 am
Congrats! Not that I had any doubts, it’s a good review.
Melinda Beasi saysDecember 9, 2008 at 7:26 am
Oh, thank you Ed! Heh. I was so nervous about my first one, too. I hope they will only improve! I’m actually pretty excited about an opportunity to become a better writer. :)
Lissa saysDecember 9, 2008 at 11:05 am
Congrats! It’s great having more opportunities to read your lovely writing and I look forward to your thoughts on series. I hope you have fun :)
Melinda Beasi saysDecember 9, 2008 at 11:09 am
Oh, thanks Lissa! You are so kind. :) I am sure it will be fun! I’m very excited about some of the assignments I have been given so far.