Those of you who also subscribe to my newsletter* know that I include the cover of a book from my to-be-read shelves in each issue. A recent email from a new reader** got me thinking about the fact that most of you are not only history buffs, but serious book people who have to-be-read piles or shelves or lists of your own that you might be willing to share.
I would like to open up an occasional guest post spot for reader recommendations. Here’s how it will work:
1. Send me a brief review of a work of historical non-fiction you’ve loved, or are eager to read: what it’s about, why you loved it (or why you want to read it). I’m thinking 300 words or less.
2. If it’s an older book, a photo of the cover would be nice.
3. I need to be able to at least use your name–though I suppose if you come up with something like Constant Reader I’ll accept it.*** I’d love to include a brief bio. I’ll be happy to include a link to your website or blog if you have one.
4. I reserve the right to edit for clarity, grammar, or spelling.
Assuming anyone responds, I won’t publish these more than once a week. More likely twice a month.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
*In the newsletter I talk about writing in generally and specifically writing about history. If that’s your drink of choice, I’d love to see you there. Here’s the sign-up link: http://eepurl.com/cobpk9
**Hat tip to Fred Moss. Look at what you’ve started!
***But you can’t use Constant Reader unless you’re Dorothy Parker.