Last year some friends of mine over at Book Madam and Books on the Radio came up with the idea of the “digital hand sell,” book recommendations from people who work with and love books. A simple idea that took off like crazy. My two posts last year sang the praises of Carla Gunn’s very fine Amphibian (Coach House Books) and celebrated Canadian mystery novels from the likes of Gail Bowen, Peter Robinson, Maureen Jennings, and others.
The Advent Book blog is back and will start up again with regular postings at the beginning of December. If you want to be involved, visit the How You Can Participate Page, take a deep breath, and jump in with your recommendations. I look forward to reading what you do.