If there are any loyal readers of this humble site (not that I don’t appreciate those of you who surf over from Google, etc.) I thought I would let you know that I am considering a consolidation of my two blogs.

A Nickles Worth of Free Advice is my original blog. The posts there tend to be about politics, sports, and various cultural issues. I decided to split off and try this book orientated blog thinking that it would be useful to separate out some of the political stuff, the silly/personal stuff, and the inter-blog debates and post only book reviews, interviews, etc. I had intended this to be a more serious focused blog. Alas, I fear it has not come to pass. The posting here has been erratic and small for the most part, and not all that serious.

I really don’t think I have enough content for two separate blogs. Plus it is a pain to have to keep it all straight. So I am thinking of combining the two. I would keep this template – mostly – as it is elegant and well designed. But I would only post to one blog. Not sure weather I will post it all here or there but I will pick one and stick with it.

If anyone has any strong feelings one way or the other feel free to leave a comment of send me an email.

UPDATE: Also, what do you think of the amazon links/pictures? Are they a pain in the butt or useful tools or neither?

Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).


  1. I must disagree with you, Kevin. Your posts haven’t been petty and are very serious, whether they’re short or long. I appreciate the consistency of your posts and I think the focus hasn’t strayed. Combining the two blogs would be very strange and make the focus somewhat skewed from what you originally intended for this website. And nope, the Amazon pictures aren’t annoying in the least.

  2. I like the fact that this blog is well-focussed. However, you could merge the two and include categories / subject headings so that people could collocate your postings on the subjects that interest them if they want. Whatever you do, I will still check back for your bibliographic entries, which I often find thought-provoking. I don’t care about the Amazon pictures. Your writing is good enough for them not to be distracting. It’s useful, too, to have the publisher details and ISBN just one click away for anything I might want to order that isn’t out in the UK yet.

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