I hope you all (in the States) are having a sweet Thanksgiving holiday, in spite of the fact that politics is a total shitshow right now. Regardless, I want to take the momentto thank everyone for reading this site (and The Quarterly Conversation!).
Running CR/TQC takes time, energy, $$$, etc, so it’s actually really, really rewarding to see that there’s a pretty sizable audience for this little litblog, and its online journal cousin. Thank you for being here!
And while I’ve got all your attention, this is also my moment to ask you all to give a tiny bit back so I can make CR 2017 fantastic.
One of the things I’m eager to do next year is lots more short interviews on the site, in addition to the usual mix of intriguing lists, brief essay on fascinating books, recommendations rundowns, and assorted odds and ends.
As a reminder, a few of the posts you may have enjoyed so far this year (+ the “interesting new releases” list and my upcoming favorite reads of the year):
- Eight Questions for Deborah Smith of Tilted Axis Press
- 22 Classic and Contemporary Female Latin American Authors to Read
- Megan Abbott: Writing Noir in a New Way
- Vladimir Nabokov’s Letter to Stanley Kubrick
- Kafka’s Fourth Novel and Other Lost Treasures
- Pillars #7: Wittgenstein’s Mistress by David Markson
- Something Like the Argentine Stoner
- Science, Religion, and Don DeLillo’s Zero K (Some Thoughts)
- 13 Pounds of Literature
- 17 Short Books
- 21 Great Books to Demystify and Remystify Translation
If you dig that stuff & wanna say thanks by giving a little something back to me, this is your moment.
(As always, no one should feel obligated. If you can’t afford to or just don’t want to, don’t worry about it. And if you’re one of those people who has already donated, bought via the links, etc, THANK YOU YOU RULE!!!)
Number one, the easiest thing is to just do your regular Amazon shopping after visiting Amazon through my links. You get your stuff, I get a kickback, and we probably entirely kill Jeff Bezos’s razor-thin margins. Everybody wins!
Another nice thing would be to purchase one of my ebooks for yourself. You get some great reads, I get a little of your money, unbeatable deal for everyone.
Right now I’m offering a pretty sweet buy on the Latin American Mixtape and The Missing Books. That is 35,000 words for just $4.99.
You can read the whole deal right here, or just get it below.
The Missing Books——which has been featured in Literary Hub, 3 Quarks Daily, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Millions, and many others, as well as co-signed on Michiko Kakutani’s Twitter feed——can also be purchased separately:
And, of course, Paypaling me a little funds is always nice.
Thank you in advance for everything. And I hope to see you here for my “best reads” breakdown next month, plus all the fab-ness of CR 2017.