2010 at 9am Posted by Rebecca Joines Schinsky
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Hi there! Welcome to The Book Lady’s Blog, and thanks for keeping that business card I gave you when we met at BEA or the Book Blogger Convention this week! It’s great to have you here.
The Book Lady’s Blog began in July 2008 (under a different name), and for the last (almost) two years, it’s been my home for reviewing literary fiction, memoirs, and narrative nonfiction and discussing author events, general booknerdery, and issues in publishing. I also enjoy featuring author guest posts and giveaways and participating in blogger community events.
I write thorough, long-form reviews of my reading and believe that book reviews are about much more than summarizing plot and discussing my reaction. Take some time to browse through my book review archives, and you’ll find in-depth analyses of writing, language, symbolism, and, well, you get the picture. I’ve been on a streak of fabulous books lately, but I’m not afraid to say it when a book just doesn’t work.
If this is the first time we’ve met, you might be wondering what the panty-throwing business is all about. I explain it here, but the quick and dirty is that #pantyworthy is a Twitter meme I (accidentally) started when I said I’d throw my panties at the author of a really amazing book. It caught on, and here we are.
When I’m not blogging, I can usually be found at Fountain Bookstore. Our partnership was the inspiration behind SIBA’s new Get in Bed with a Book Blogger initiative, and I couldn’t be having a better time with it.
If you’re interested in having your book featured here, please take a minute to check out my review policy, which will tell you all about what kind of books I read and how to get in touch with me.
If you’re interested in advertising here (details about my blog’s traffic can be found under the “coverage” section of my review policy), I’d love to partner with you. Shoot me an email at email@example.com with “Advertising Inquiry” in the title line, and we’ll talk.
I can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Formspring, and at Social MediU, where I work with Michelle Franz (of the awesome Galleysmith blog) providing consultation and training to authors and other creative professionals who want to use social media to promote themselves and their products.
Thanks again for dropping by. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to browse around, leave a comment, and get hooked up here. The Book Lady’s Blog is about bringing the sexy back to reading and keeping things fun. I hope you’ll join me!