It’s Monday, July 6th. What Are You Reading?


Can I just tell you how much I’ve been loving my reading lately? I got pretty far ahead of publication on books that I’m reading to review which has given me plenty of space to pick up whatever I feel like and it’s been great. My dog woke me up early the other morning (let’s be real, she […]

Reading Wrap-Up: June 2015

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I think summer reading suits me. Well, summer reading when I’m not working, to be clear. I don’t have secret magic powers, just way more time than usual. The good news on the work front is that I’ll be doing more research on the same project in the Fall, continuing to teach online classes, and (hopefully!) […]

Who Should Get ARCs and What Are They Really For?

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If you’re not following Melville House through your various social media accounts, you probably should. It will put you on the sidelines for their tweets with @HarperPerennial, but you’ll also be able to catch first glimpse of some great blog posts. Yesterday, Mark Krotov and Alex Shephard posted a fascinating discussion called Have We Reached Peak ARC?, which raised dozens of really […]

It’s Monday, June 29th. What Are You Reading?


It’s been a whirlwind of a week, ladies and gents, but mostly a great one and I’m pretty thrilled with all this reading. After news of James Salter’s passing last week, I decided to set down This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! (it has a very light tone that just wasn’t working for me at […]