I’m pleased to say that this has been the busiest month ever on reviewsrevues.com with lots of new visitors and followers from all over the world. A considerable number have been attracted by my review of the ITV series “The Level“, which in under three weeks has become by far my most read review of all time and many have, happily, stayed around and looked at other things whilst they are on the site.
So, with new people around I thought I’d take the opportunity to mention newbooks magazine and the associated nudge website, both of which I am involved with. I am the lead contributor for literary fiction in the magazine and the community voice for the Bookhugger section of the website. The magazine is published four times a year and the latest edition has just arrived.
The featured author in the black and white photo on the cover is Jodi Picoult and there is an interview with her inside on the publication of her latest book “Small Great Things.” There is also an exclusive from me, an interview with Jess Kidd whose “Himself” I enjoyed and reviewed recently. There’s also a piece on “Black Narcissus” which compares the book to the film, which you also would not have read anywhere else before. If you are looking for book ideas for Christmas, Jade (Book Geek) Paul (Book Life) and myself (Book Hugger) are ready to help. To meet press deadlines I was researching books for Xmas whilst the sun was blazing down (remember that day?) so I have been anticipating the publication of the books I selected as good present choices for some time. If anyone wants to get hold for me any of the books I’ve highlighted for Xmas they would be most welcome!!
Also it was good to see contributions from a couple of other wordpress bloggers, both of whom I have been following for some time. Bookish Beck has highlighted, as I also have, a Christmas book by Jeanette Winterson, which may very well become a seasonal perennial. There is also an interview with Simon Savidge of Savidgereads who has been blogging for a number of years and who is always worth a visit.
If I haven’t tempted you enough there is also the opportunity to get hold of four free recommended reads by just paying the postage. There is the aforementioned “Himself”, together with “The Return Of Norah Wells” by Virginia McGregor, “Dragon Games” by Jan-Philipp Sendker and “The Curious Charms Of Arthur Pepper” by Phaedra Patrick. There are articles on all of those books. With Man Booker Prize announcement imminent there are a collection of my reviews from the short/long lists (“His Bloody Project” for the prize please).
If you haven’t checked out newbooks for a while. This is a magazine that is getting better and better. This edition and back issues can be purchased by visiting the shop on the Nudge website either as a single copy or more sensibly by taking out a subscription. Happy reading!