In the absence of any kind of time lately I’m putting this note up here on the blog until I find time to try to email all the publicists/publishers who kindly send me books to consider for review.
I’ll be out of the country from 25 July until (probably) late January 2014. And up until I leave I have plenty of books that I would like to get to. I will be blogging overseas, and attending the Edinburgh Book Festival, but I’ll also be researching a specific area (mid- to late-19th century Scotland) and will be limiting my reading for a while to this area (besides any events I may be running). So I won’t be reviewing very much (outside of commissions) and, of course, I won’t be here to receive books at my usual PO Box address.
In short, it’s probably best to stop sending me books as of right now until next year! (I will miss those packages!) Keep an eye on this blog or let me know (literaryminded at gmail dot com) if you’d like me to notify you when I return, and let you know what I’m up to in terms of reviewing books.
I’m happy to remain on email lists, to stay in the loop.
And if there’s anything you’ve sent recently that you would like returned, or would like me to give away on the blog, get in touch and we’ll see if we can arrange something. I would like to avoid postage costs, of course, but there’s definitely much here I’m not sure what to do with (or what indeed is ethical…?). Some of the books obviously I won’t get to in the next little while but would still love to read one day! Any issues, get in touch…
And I’ll definitely be trying to contact publicists individually over the next few weeks but feel free to email me or comment if you’ve read this so I know you’ve seen it.
Thanks so much!