I subscribe to newbooksmag which is a magazine for readers and reading groups.I have reviewed books for them before but havn't had the chance to do one for a while.They e mail to say what is coming up but I seem to get pipped to the post as I only tend to read e mails in the evening and by that time others have got in before me!!However, this time I hit lucky.The book I reviewed is The Ruby Slippers by Keir Alexander.It is to be published at the end of March.I get an uncorrected proof copy.You are asked to be totally honest and if you don't like it say so.Luckily I really enjoyed this book.It is set in New York and includes a number of fascinating characters- bag lady Rosa originally from Latvia who owns the ruby slippers which were worn by Judy Garland for the Wizard of Oz,Mr Markinkus of the Sunrise Deli,a bitter old billionaire and lots of others.I do recommend it.
It is quite a buzz to get your copy of the magazine and see you name in print.I really enjoy the magazine.It contains interviews with authors,reviews and every time there are free books on offer.You just pay the postage.I have had some really good reads recommended in the mag.
What a fab mag, and one I was totally unaware of. And hugest well done on your published review :)ReplyDelete
That sounds like an interesting magazine, well done for being in print - you must feel so excited to see your name on the review. I will watch out for the book coming out too. SxReplyDelete
How exciting to have your review in the magazine and it is good that you can say what you feel about the book you read for them and be honset if you didn't like it:)ReplyDelete
oops - I meant honest:)Delete
Congrats to you on having your review published! And thanks for introducing me both to the magazine and to the book. I will be on the lookout for the novel at my library.ReplyDelete
Congrats, I agree there is no greater feeling than seeing your own name in print. It makes you smile every time you walk past the magazine, doesn't it? I am very lucky to have had a few patterns published and it still thrills me .Well done and don't stop now!ReplyDelete