I’m going to keep this brief. Running Conversational Reading and The Quarterly Conversation takes time, energy, $$$, etc. There’s a great audience and community around these sites, and I love to do them. I have no intentions of stopping, but if you are in a position to support these sites, that would make keeping them around so much easier.
There are some really easy ways to support. Skip on down below to learn about those.
I’m hoping to make this blog in particular extra fantastic in 2017. One of the things I’m eager to do next year is lots more short interviews on the site. That’s in addition to the usual mix of lists, brief essays, recommendations, and assorted odds and ends.
Here are a few of the posts you may have enjoyed so far this year (+ the “interesting new releases” list and my rundown of favorite reads of the year):
- 4 new issues of The Quarterly Conversation, with over 60 reviews, essays, interviews, and new works in translation
- 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
And here are the ways to support these sites.
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.