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  • Quick Follow-Up
    on Jan 20, 2013
    I realized that I forgot to say in the last post that my new personal blog, Critical Linking, has email and RSS subscriptions set up. So if you'd like to port yourself on over, here is the link to sign-up for email subscriptions, and here is the RSS...
  • Goodbye, Ape
    on Jan 17, 2013
    This blog got me started. And it's time to officially let it go. I write about books and reading every day for Book Riot. I've long been thinking how to keep The Reading Ape going, but anything I would do here, I can do there. And Book Riot is a sig...
  • Ranking The Best James Bond Novels
    on Oct 22, 2012
    A quick, out-of-the blue post to point you to a project I worked on all summer: ranking the best James Bond novels written by Ian Fleming. They vary wildly in quality, but the best hold up pretty well. Anyway, check it out if you're interested.
  • Book Blogger Uncon Debrief
    on Jun 11, 2012
    8The Book Blogger Uncon took place last week, and it was, on the whole, a success. Many attendees are doing recaps and wrap-ups, and I'll refer you to them for what we talked about and how it went. I'll briefly give my own thoughts about the event, a...
  • Book Blogger Uncon Session Idea
    on May 29, 2012
    One last pre-show session idea for the Book Blogger Uncon for me. I thought it might be both fun and useful to have a "Close Reading" refresher session. Dust off your analytical skills and practice looking at words, phrases, and sentences in excrucia...
  • Book Blogger Unconference: Session Ideas
    on Apr 4, 2012
    As planning for the Book Blogger Unconference ramps up: we are asking participants to blog about sessions they might be interested and willing to lead. Here are a couple of sessions I have been thinking about: 1. Who Are You Writing For? Often, b...
  • Book Blogger Conference: It's All Happening
    on Mar 28, 2012
    Thundercats are go. The most difficult piece, finding a good, available space for a reasonable price, seems to have been solved. The Center for Fiction has offered their space, for free (so long as we clean up after ourselves) for the day of June 4.
  • The Book Blogger Unconference: Day 2
    on Mar 22, 2012
    Well, this much is clear: there is a lot of interest in a book blogger unconference on June 4. I have reached out to a few venues to see what space availability/cost might be. That is the only organizational step I have taken since yesterday. Tomorr...
  • A Book Blogger Unconference
    on Mar 21, 2012
    If you are a book blogger, I want to pitch you an idea. It's an idea that came out of being unhappy with what someone else is doing and thinking that we, together, can do it better. Most of you have either attended or heard of the Book Blogger's Con...
  • New Site Dedicated to Book Trailers
    on Feb 28, 2012
    Just a quick note here to say that we launched a new sister site for Book Riot that collects new and notable book trailers: Pretty simple: we search out the most interesting book trailers out there and put them in one place. Check it ou...