If you want you can take a look at my blog and see how I have it set up. I try to do author interviews on Tuesdays and a review of books whenever I finish one. I also keep on my sidebar a list of upcoming events so people who have certain interests can know when to check back. I usually offer a contest once a week but sometimes just once a month depending on what I have. Amy http://myoverstuffedbookshelf.blogspot.com/
Whay would I laugh? I think the blog looks good. You should post your submission guidelines in your profile or on the front page of your blog if you want authors or publishers to send you books for review. Here's mine so you can see how I set it up.
By the way, I accidentally "stole" someone else's blog name, too. And now it's part of my permanent URL. Bummer. But at least I changed the title of my blog. Oh well, chalk one up to experience. Other than that, I think it looks good. Just keep at it and in a few months you'll start to see real results.
Plus, I think that you shouldn't feel vunerable. We are all in a public forum here and all of us have had to deal with critisicm and a few trolls. I'll tell you, it's a great way to toughen up and also meet new friends. I've gotten really wonderful ideas from the people here and that's what we are all here for. To provide feedback and help each other out.
I haven't looked at your blog yet (don't worry! Nobody will laugh! Be confident and have fun! You are doing this for fun, right??) but one tip that I can't stress enough DON'T POST SPOILERS (at least without a spoiler alert) or give away too much of the plot!
It basically looks just fine to me, although I have just one small suggestion... You might want to consider different colors for the type as the ones you have may be/are difficult for near color-blind people (like myself) to read. Joseph http://josephsreviews.wordpress.com/