Friday, November 11, 2016

A Bunch of Stuff

1.  I have a favor to ask.  Lucy Feltham has written a very good book, called Alphabet Britain.  But in order to get it published, she has to greatly increase her social network platform.  Translated for us Baby Boomers, that means she has to get a bunch of "Follows" on Twitter and "Likes" on Facebook.  Here are the links.  Please take a moment to Follow and Like.  If Lucy can get the book published, I am sure that all of you will enjoy it (plus, we can probably get her to be an RBC author!).

2.  Greg Iles' 3rd book in his Natchez Burning trilogy, Mississippi Blood, hits bookstores March 17, 2017.  Can't wait!

3.  4 days I go I hit the 100,000 pageview mark!  (I started the blog in January, 2011.)  Thank you readers for allowing me to get to this landmark.  I am definitely overwhelmed.

4.  This is the complete list from our latest round of reader recs:
The Source, James Michener
Shogun, James Clavell
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
Lawrence of Arabia, T.E. Lawrence
The Haj, Leon Uris
Winter's Bone, Daniel Woodrell
The Color Purple, Alice Walker
She's Come Undone, Wally Lamb
Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
The Life Intended, Kristin Harmel
A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
Hanna House, Nomi Eve
Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell
The Rent Collector, Camron Wright
Take Me with You, Catherine Ryan Hyde
Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf
God's Hotel, Victoria Sweet
The Secret Chord, Geraldine Brooks
An Inconvenient Wife, Megan Chance
Rules of Civility, Amor Towles
The Rope Walk, Carrie Brown
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller
Water from My Heart, Charles Martin
The Anatomy Lesson, Philip Roth
Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee
When the Emperor Was Divine, Julie Otsuka
A More Obedient Wife, Natalie Wexler
When She Woke, Hillary Jordan
The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap, Wendy Welch
My Promised Land, Ari Shavit
Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan
An Invisible Thread, Laura Schroff

With the new recs, that gives us 2 for Shogun (Clavell), 2 for Memoirs of a Geisha (Golden), and 7 for Pillars of the Earth (Follett).  Add to that the 2 we got for Les Miserables (Hugo) and Beach Music (Conroy) on the 1st list, and we have a total of 5 that got multiple votes.  Thanks, everybody.

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