Friday, February 26, 2010
Look for a special guest blog
As you know, all the books I write about on this blog are books I've bought or borrowed from a library.
I very much appreciate people who get advanced reading copies, review the books, and then write blog posts about them. That's where I find most of the recently-published books I buy. But I tried the ARC route once, and I didn't feel comfortable with it myself. I'm not objective enough with free books.
Still, for especially promising, award-winning books, maybe there's another way.
When Thomas Kaufman wrote me about the possibility of doing a guest blog on his new book Drink the Tea, I agreed because it comes highly recommended, and it sounded like a book I would like to read.
This is his debut mystery scheduled for publication March 2. It won the PWA/St. Martin's Press Best First Private Eye Novel Competition. It received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and from that review and the other things I've read about it, it is a book I will be buying.
Part of the PW review and some other comments are reprinted here.
This is a new adventure for me--a guest blog. I'm looking forward to finding out what Thomas Kaufman has to say.
Look for Thomas Kaufman's guest blog which is coming soon.
Here is Kaufman's web site.