Saturday Miscellany — 2/2/19

No intro today — no time for love, Doctor Jones — so let’s cut to it: Odds ‘n ends over the week about books and reading that caught my eye. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:

    This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:

  • Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen — One of my favorite of 2019 (which isn’t saying much, I realize, as early as we are) — I can’t stop talking about this one, here’s how I started talking about it on the blog — and if you’re silly enough to talk to me in Real Life, you’ll hear a lot more about it.

Lastly, I’d like to say hi and extend a warm welcome to editorbtg and lollyrugs for following the blog this week.

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3 thoughts on “Saturday Miscellany — 2/2/19

  1. I always enjoy reading your posts, H.C., and I especially liked reading about the sale of some of Theodor Geisel’s letters and illustrations. As the husband of a woman who taught kindergarten for three decades, I probably have more information about Dr. Seuss than most seventy-two-year old men, so this was very interesting reading. Also, and I’m sure this will resonate with many of your followers/readers, as someone who has written almost a dozen books since retiring after thirty years as a high school English teacher, it was encouraging to read that Geisel’s Mulberry Street book, while being rejected 27 times, finally found its way to the desk of someone who recognized the genius of the work. The message was clear: Don’t quit. Your book’s a hit!

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    • Thanks for dropping by, Robert! That is encouraging, isn’t it? Hard to believe that there were people who passed on Geisel’s material, but I can easily see people thinking that was the right move. And then kicking themselves for years after…

      By the way, looking forward to pitching in for the Small Talk promo this week. ALso, I just saw that I missed a Jeremy Barnes release last year. I’ll be rectifying that soon.

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