Friday, August 6, 2010

The Big News

I know... Missing a post and a "guess the back list" giveaway. I do have a good excuse and some exciting news to announce.

Actually they're both tied together.

I am interning with Melville House Publishing this fall, starting in early September. Melville House, as those of you that frequent the blog already know, is a firm that I greatly respect and the opportunity to work with and learn from them is extremely exciting.

In order to prepare for this I've been reading a lot of stuff beyond what I'd normally be reading to operate this blog full time. It isn't always apparent, but often I read two or three books before I find one to do as a "front list" title in the weekly Front List/Back List post. My philosophy has always been to recommend the good instead of trying to weed out the bad. Because of that philosophy I sometimes have to read a couple of books in order to find one to comment on.

So as I read for this fall (both Melville House titles I need to familiarize myself with and ones I've kept on the special shelf) I'm going to have a hard time keeping up with the blog. That is not to say that I won't be doing posts, as I will. When I can I will post Front List/ Back List posts. Additionally I am sending out a few select invites to some folks to invite them to do guest posts.

So... I'm hoping to have at least two posts a month and thus remain worth your while.

And here, I bet you though the big news was that the Smurfs were back in print.

Oh, and first person to "like" this post on the DA's facebook page gets a free copy of Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada. Published of course by Melville House.

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