Archive for February, 2017

Monday, February 27th, 2017

One LibraryThing, One Book: Interpreter of Maladies

We’re back for another round of the site-wide group read, One LibraryThing, One Book (OLOB).

This month’s pick is the Pulitzer Prize-winning short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. We’ve wanted to try short stories for a change of pace—this is new territory for OLOB! We’ll also be dividing the book up into sections, and reading a new section every week, to help keep us all on the same page (pun intended), timing-wise.


For the uninitiated, here’s how One LibraryThing, One Book works.

Preliminary discussion will begin on Wednesday, March 1st, at 12pm Eastern. Except for the dedicated thread, discussion will remain spoiler-free. From there, we’ll proceed as follows:

  • March 8th Stories 1-3
  • March 15th Stores 4-6
  • March 22nd Stories 7-9

So, by Wednesday, March 22nd, we should aim to have read the entire book. Each story will have a dedicated thread on Talk, in addition to broader question threads.

Prior to March 1st, we ask that members not create any new Talk topics for Interpreter of Maladies. On the 1st, go right ahead!


If you have any questions about One LibraryThing, One Book, or want to see what we’ve read in the past, check out our OLOB blog archive.

After Interpreter of Maladies, we’re aiming for a new OLOB pick every two to three months. For the next one, we’ll probably be voting on our next pick.

Questions? Comments? Feel free to post them in the One LibraryThing, One Book group, or drop me a line at

Labels: One LibraryThing One Book, reading

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

February 2017 Early Reviewers

Win free books from the February 2017 batch of Early Reviewers titles! We’ve got 95 books this month, and a grand total of 2,830 copies to give out, including another shot at last month’s most requested title, Dan Chaon’s Ill Will. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

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The deadline to request a copy is Monday, February 27th at 6pm Eastern.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, and many more. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Kregel Publications Henry Holt and Company Algonquin Books
Akashic Books Beacon Press World Weaver Press
Tundra Books Candlewick Press Westminster John Knox Press
Orca Book Publishers Raven Reads Ballantine Books
William Morrow Pale Fire Press Oneworld Publications
Books by Elle, Inc The Writers of the Apocalypse Greenleaf Book Group
HighBridge Audio Tantor Media City Owl Press
Nosy Crow Wisconsin Historical Society Press Chronicle Books
Pneuma Springs Publishing Medallion Press NewCon Press
Atlas Publishing Rockridge Press Unbound
Plough Publishing House Small Beer Press/Big Mouth House Meerkat Press
Open Books Crown Publishing Prufrock Press
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing CarTech Books Driven_Press

Labels: early reviewers, LTER