Thursday, October 7, 2010
NYRB Reading Week (November 7 - 13)
Honey from Coffeespoons and I will be hosting the NYRB Reading Week from November 7 to 13.
We'd love for most of you to join. There are no rules. This is an informal and relaxing little challenge. Simply read one or more NYRB books during that week and blog about it. If you don't have a blog, then just leave us a link to your review. While this isn't an official event, NYRB is aware of this reading week and fully support us.
During the week, Honey and I will collate your posts and blog about them. As soon as you've posted one of your reviews, please leave a link in our comments section. Everyone who participates will get a chance to win prizes at the end of the week which of course will be NYRB books. The prizes come courtesy of
Fully Booked Philippines. Thanks so much Fully Booked! We'll be giving out a prize for the best book review to be judged by Honey and I and another prize will be chosen at random and given to one of the lucky reviewers who participated. This is open internationally.
If you're not familiar with NYRB (The New York Review of Books) then now is your chance to find out more about them. The following is a description of their books from the NYRB website:
The NYRB Classics series is designedly and determinedly exploratory and eclectic, a mix of fiction and non-fiction from different eras and times and of various sorts. The series includes nineteenth century novels and experimental novels, reportage and belles lettres, tell-all memoirs and learned studies, established classics and cult favorites, literature high, low, unsuspected, and unheard of. NYRB Classics are, to a large degree, discoveries, the kind of books that people typically run into outside of the classroom and then remember for life.
For a full list of NYRB books, check out their website at:
Let us know if you'll be participating and what you plan to read. Also, please help us get the word out. See you in a month's time!
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