We have now presented the initial post for all five books that were considered this past quarter:
Read This! selection Garner by Kirstin Allio
While the posts themselves should whet your appetites for these titles, we hope that the next five weeks will cement your desire to find and read them. Monday through Friday we will look at one title per week, beginning with Other Electricities next week, and continuing through the list above until February 23, when we jump back up to the Read This! selection, Garner.
We're hoping that having five weeks from the time Garner was announced will give everybody out there ample time to find it and read it before we begin posting about it in more detail than Dan Wickett did in the original post.
Each week is going to be set up in a similar manner:
Mondays - Ed Champion has interviewed each author via phone and will be posting podcasts of these interviews.
We will also be posting discussions about the work of the week, that are currently ongoing between anywhere from 2 to 5 LBC members via email. These posts will probably carry over to Tuesday as well. Feel free to join in via the comments sections!
Wednesdays - We are hoping to have each of the authors blogging right in the middle of the week on Wednesdays. If you have any questions for any of the authors involved, please feel free to email them to Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will pass them along so they may respond to them in a post. They will also be checking in throughout the day to respond to any comments or questions left in the comment boxes to their posts.
Thursdays - It looks like we will have somebody from nearly each of the five publishers (Coffee House Press, Little, Brown, Sarabande Books, Unbridled Books, and Knopf) on Thursdays - editors, publicists, etc. Again, if you have any questions in regards to these titles for the publisher, shoot them to email@example.com and he'll pass them along.
Thursdays should also see posting of email interviews done with the authors by Dan (with the exception of Rupert Thomson).
Fridays will see many miscellaneous posts: Other Electricities - a post about the use of the index in fiction titles; All This Heavenly Glory - a post about authors as bloggers; Sabbath Night - a post about how these stories fit into the entire Falco catalogue; Divided Kingdom - this week will actually feature more individual posts about the work than the others for reasons defined in Megan's initial post about the title done today; and Garner - a post from David Kipen, newly annointed Director of Literature for the NEA, who will discuss NEA support for small presses; as well as a post about Coffee House Press, an NEA beneficiary.
As you can see, there will be plenty of new content and reasons to visit here daily over the next five weeks. We look forward to hearing from you all.