GLAD to be blogging! are you glad to be reading the blogging that is making me glad to be blogging? well, if not now, soon you shall be. . . ANYWAY. . .
also glad about the success of bolano's 2666, november's book of the month here at green apple, and one of the most astounding works of literature i've ever read. i've been shouting about this book since i started it (in galley) in june, and this is one of those instances when it has really paid off! aside from topping most 'best of' lists in 2008, we've sold close to 200 in a couple of months. for a work in translation from a deceased author - amazing! sometimes it seems that noone hears you, and then something like this gets traction. feels pretty good.
which is just one additional reason that i'm soooooo excited to begin selling chris cleave's little bee, which just hit the shelves this week. it's the kind of book that any type of reader will fall for, and will almost certainly pass along to a friend. it's going to be the march book of the month, so check back for a full description soon, and take this time to clear off your nightstand of any other lingering reads or little bee will knock them onto your floor.
pulp of the week: