Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Telegraph Avenue Post #1

So I promised a surprise yesterday during my "It's Monday" post. If you happen to be a gigantic Michael Chabon fan or are one of those people who obsessively check release dates, you may have noticed that my next book is not actually published yet. It will be released in September, but I am super excited to be participating in a pre-publication read along hosted by Emily of As the Crowe Flies (and Reads) and Harper Collins.

I sort of think Michael Chabon is a genius and could write brilliantly about any people in any situation. I reviewed The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay here on the blog last December and I reviewed The Yiddish Policeman's Union on my column at the Atlantic Highlands Herald back in 2009. I also enjoyed Gentlemen of the Road, but I don't think I wrote a review for that one.

Suffice it to say that I am thrilled to be taking part in this read along. The book has four parts, so I will be posting on one section each Tuesday during the month of July. If you are excited for a new Michael Chabon book too, you can pre-order your copy here.

I was going to include some photos of me snuggling up with my brandy spanking new ARC, but my camera doesn't want to play. I will just tell you that Telegraph Avenue and I are going to be very happy together.

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  1. Yay! This is going to be a lot of fun... I just started reading today.

    AAAAND I'm excited to discover another great book blog to follow!

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    1. Hooray! I'm so glad we will be reading this book together and hanging out on each other's blogs. :)

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  2. I've only read Kavalier & Clay, but I loved that one. I also loved Middlemarch, so seeing that comparison got my attention too.

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    1. I really enjoyed Kavalier and Clay as well. It speaks volumes that Chabon can write a book about comics that appeals to those of us who never read comic books!

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  3. THis is going to be so much fun! And I'm amazed by how much Chabon that several of the readalong participants have read. Clearly I'm gonna have to get work on his backlist titles!

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    1. I still have a few to read myself. :) They are great to settle in with for a nice long read.

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  4. So, a bunch of people are mentioning Kavalier and Clay, which makes me think that if I don't like this book, I should still give that one a shot. And lo, it shall be so.

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    1. And lo, it shall be excellent. :)

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  5. After my very late entry, I'm trying to get ahead of the curve and am not about 70 pages into the book. Thank god I'm liking it, because it would be hard to write for a month about something really ick.

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    1. It would be hard to write for a month about a so-so book. I think there's going to be a lot to delve into with this one, though. Michael hasn't let me down yet!

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