Some cool things that happened this week

I’ll be posting more about these again in my week in review BUT I thought it couldn’t hurt to do an actual blog post about them.

I spent most of the summer tweaking a page of tips for requesting ARCs for publishers so if you are a blogger looking to build some relationships I might have some useful information for you there (or links to other posts that will maybe?). If you aren’t a blogger and wondered how bloggers get ARCs, that might also be of interest.

You can click the image below to check out that page.

arctipsAlso, I’ve decided it’s time to share the wealth as it were. I get too many ARCs to read all of them (sometimes including titles I didn’t request or just ones I know I can’t review fairly). BUT I would still like for them to get some love and attention from bloggers so I have set up an ARC adoption page. If you’re a blogger, you might want to check it out (main things: I ask people to cover shipping and you MUST review the book in a timely manner). Click the image below for more info.

arcadoptionLast cool thing: I was in a podcast!

This week you can hear me in an episode of The Oxford Comment–a podcast from Oxford University Press–talking about libraries. I am definitely not the coolest person there but it was a lot of fun and totally flattering to be invited. If you want to hear about public libraries and what I have to say about them check it out. You can also hear my recorded voice which I still think sounds really different from my actual voice.

Here’s the episode description from OUP’s blog so you can see exactly what it’s about:

In this month’s episode, Sara Levine, Multimedia Producer for Oxford University Press, sat down to chat with Wayne A. Wiegand, author of Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library, New York City Librarian Emma Carbone, and Kyle Cassidy, creator of Alexandria Still Burns, a project featuring interviews with over one hundred librarians across America. From Benjamin Franklin’s Library Company of Philadelphia to the safe haven the Sweet Auburn Branch provided to African Americans, we explore America’s love affair with the public library, tracing its evolution alongside political, technological, and demographic shifts and its adaptation to our digital era. – See more at:

Thanks also go to Estelle for suggesting me as a guest and to Sara for having me. I’m still so honored and feel at least 35% cooler as a result.

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