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Introducing… Readerly Magazine

For the last few years, I have worked on a publication called Bloggers Recommend. I manage its Facebook page and have written a number of reviews of new releases and audiobooks over the years.

Readerly_FB2Bloggers Recommend has just been rebranded as Readerly Magazine. Readerly is a “thrice-monthly email magazine featuring articles, interviews, and new release book picks from a community of dedicated readers”. In other words, it’s a magazine about books by people who love them.

Please give Readerly a look and subscribe if you’d like more book-related news in your inbox every month!

Also, I have an article in the current issue of Readerly about Three Depressing Books That Are Totally Worth It. Click through to see what they are…

April Issue of Bloggers Recommend

If you aren’t already subscribing to Bloggers Recommend, I highly recommend that you sign up. Every month, a group of book bloggers blurb brand new fiction and non-fiction from that upcoming month. The blurbs are short, but they give you a sense of what the book is about and why the blogger thought it was a notable read. After reading this month’s issue of Bloggers Recommend, I added at least 4 new books to my TBR list.

I contribute a monthly column for Bloggers Recommend called Perspectives on Reading. This month, I wrote a column called “Audio vs. Print: Does The Medium Make a Difference?” about the different experiences of listening to a book instead of reading it.

Give Bloggers Recommend a read and if you like what you see, please subscribe and follow BR on Facebook and Twitter.

Monthly Column in Bloggers Recommend

The March issue of Bloggers Recommend is out! Very exciting. Lots of intriguing books are coming out this month, including Deployment, which is on my TBR list.

I have started writing a monthly column for Bloggers Recommend. My first column is on page 10 of the March issue, and asks, “Can reading survive in our multitasking world?”

Check out the issue!

Bloggers Recommend and Donna Tartt Giveaway

You guys know about Bloggers Recommend, right? It’s a site/monthly newsletter where book bloggers review new releases (books due out the following month). Reviews are short and sweet, giving you just enough information about the book to decide whether it’s one you want to add to your TBR list. And the contributors are smart book bloggers (many of whom I’ve known for years) who have great taste in books.

You can subscribe to Bloggers Recommend here, and visit its blog here, and follow its Facebook page here (I am the community manager!).

Thanks to Bloggers Recommend, I have a great giveaway for EDIWTB. Donna Tartt of The Secret History fame has a new book out, The Goldfinch. Here’s what it’s about:

It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love-and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

The Goldfinch is a novel of shocking narrative energy and power. It combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and breathtaking suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher’s calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art. It is a beautiful, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.

If you’d like to win my giveaway copy of The Goldfinch, leave me a comment here and I will pull a name on Sunday, August 25.

Good luck – and check out Bloggers Recommend!