The comments I received about the change I made to my home page all served to confirm what I thought myself: that it wasn’t quite right. The quick reviews don’t feel right interleaved with the rest of my blog entries. The tone of their content makes too much of a contrast with the normal blog entries, and they end up feeling like those adverts you get stuck in the middle of articles in the New York Times on-line edition.
So I’ve gone back to the old version. Alan suggested that I could just put the title of the latest review at the top of the page, but I fiddled around with that a bit, and I couldn’t get it to look right, either. Basically, you’re just going to have to put up with checking the quick reviews in the sidebar, or checking their home page to see if we’ve written any new ones.