Dan Sandman


My mission is to read one book a week, 52 books in a year, and write about them like I’m talking to a friend. Come rain or shine, ups and downs, highs and lows – to read a book every week for a year and write about it here. By reading, I hope to learn more about the world. By writing, I hope to share a little of what I have learnt with the world.


Dan Sandman: 52 Books

  1. You might be interested in this network of book reviewers. They’re taking on the Mad Reviewer Challenge. Your goal is to achieve “Crazy Reviewer” status (check the post below for what that means!)


  2. I like your Target! Would perhaps keep it for next year! Actually as it happens, Instead of buying books I have joined the British Council Library a month back where I can issue 3 books for 3 weeks, hence forcing me to fall into a habit of reading a book per week!!

    • Great! Reading one book a week is certainly a good habit to fall into! Writing about a book every week is great fun too! Publishing at the same time every week has helped me practice writing to a deadline and stick to regular reading. If I was to miss a Friday, everyone would know!

  3. This is great…I look forward to reading about your progress, thank you for stopping by my blog πŸ™‚

    • Thanks for the encouragement! Please feel free to ‘like’ and comment on anything I post. It makes it all worth while to know that someone is reading these reviews πŸ™‚

  4. Thank you for stopping by my blog. That’s quite an interesting challenge. I hope you succeed in it. I currently set a goal of completing 60 books this year, and I’m quite behind haha! πŸ˜€

    • Likewise, thanks for saying hello! This is my second year of doing 52 Books and it has changed my life for the better. Reading is such an adventurous habit to get into, and writing about my weekly adventures into books has been an excellent experience. It has helped me stick to the challenge too! πŸ™‚

  5. I’ve just nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger award… Don’t feel obligated to participate if you don’t want to, details are here: The Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

    • Thanks, that’s brilliant of you, I’ve never been nominated for an award (10 year musical career included). It means a lot to me that you read my writing and leave comments, which is a reward in itself. Reading, thinking, writing, commenting, letting people know; it’s the social side of this thing which makes it tick. Much better than the newspapers. πŸ™‚

      • You’re welcome! It’s always great to share reading experiences with a fellow booklover. πŸ™‚ The social side of having a book blog just makes reading that much more interesting…

      • Well put! Although reading, like tennis, is usually a solo sport, it’s more fun when it’s played together. And even more enjoyable when there’s a social side. Lovers of books unite and write! πŸ™‚

      • Totally agree! πŸ™‚

      • Fantastic! πŸ™‚

  6. Hello Dan. Good luck with your reading goal. I look forward to your posts. Thanks for following. Drop me a message anytime. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, reading goal going well, in second year, looking forward to writing more about books. Likewise, please do leave a couple of future comments to make me smile. πŸ™‚

  7. Hey there Dan! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. You’ve really been an inspiration to me (as you’ve made me read more books myself! πŸ™‚ ) and this award is to thank you… πŸ™‚

    • Good to know I’m inspiring you – especially if I am making you read more books yourself. Thank you Saksham and keep on reading!

  8. This is a really interesting read! I’m currently attempting my own reading challenge (https://newshoundnovelist.wordpress.com/the-reading-list-2015-4/) and this has spurred me on to see it till the end. Great stuff πŸ™‚

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