Best post this week: A post about what kind of information you should have on your contact page, and why it’s important to state your reviewing policy, etc. I’d taken my page down because I didn’t want solicitations from authors or publishers anymore, but I’ve since changed my mind and reworked my policy.
Here’s a post about getting ARCs from an author’s point of view. Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic!
I think a universal problem of book clubs is when do you stop accepting new members? Because book clubs can get too big. But this book club went ahead and built themselves a BAR. Yes, A BAR. The buy-yourself-a-drink-and-flirt-with-the-person-next-to-you kind of bar. I don’t think I could be more jealous of this book club if I tried.
Devourer of Books read America, America by Ethan Canin and says it’ll be a strong contender for her favorite book this month. It’s so funny, because she passed up this book numerous times, just like me. Guess I’ll need to be just like her and read the stinkin’ book.
This past Thursday on Twitter was query fail day, where agents and editors live-blogged via Twitter why they rejected the query letters they’d just read in an attempt to educate queriers. It was SO AWESOME. My favorite one? “My book is about a friendship based upon mutual vomiting practices in high school.” But then some people got their knickers in a twist, and Steph had some choice words to say to them.
Beth asked readers to pick the book that she MUST READ before the end of the year. People voted and you should go check it out because she’s still up for recommendations.
Chartroose just ordered a book called The Kindly Ones, and here’s the synopsis:
“The Kindly Ones,” the 983-page novel by Jonathan Littell that went on sale on Tuesday, is a fictionalized memoir of a remorseless former Nazi SS officer, who in addition to taking part in the mass extermination of the Jews, commits incest with his sister, sodomizes himself with a sausage and most likely kills his mother and stepfather. Oh, and it’s been translated from the French.”
How could you not want to read that shining example of lit-ra-ture?
My Friend Amy GOT TO WRITE A BOOK ENDORSEMENT!!! EEEEE!!! She talks about that, and book endorsements in general. But let’s go congratulate her, shall we?
Shelly is giving away a copy of Everyone is Beautiful. But you have to hurry, because it ends tonight (Sunday) at midnight.
Carrie talks about her favorite books to read aloud. Great post to check out if you’re going on a road trip!
Have you ever wondered why someone named their blog what they did? The Bluestocking Guide: Reviews by a Partial, Prejudiced, and Ignorant Reader explains the meaning behind her name. Definitely check it out, it’s very cool and literary.
Care had a hilarious post where she talked to me…but she wasn’t really talking to me, it was all in her imagination. Hahaha!!
Did I miss anything particularly interesting or funny?