Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Telegraph Avenue Readalong, Oh My!

I am thrilled and delighted to be participating in a pre-publication readalong captained by Emily of As the Crowe Reads of Michael Chabon's new novel Telegraph Avenue! The book comes on on September 11, 2012, but thanks to Emily and HarperCollins we not only get to read it early but we are sanctioned to blog about it early!

Emily is a superstar bookseller at Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Mass., and she put this together with cooperation from Chabon and his editor as well as the great folks at HarperCollins. If you're not reading Emily's blog, do it!

So, I chose to participate in this readalong because I've never read Michael Chabon's books before and I thought this would be a great opportunity to check him out and have a fun community activity. I know some of the participating bloggers but not all, and I think Emily is just amazing. I collected a few of Chabon's books when I was in the synagogue library biz but somehow never got around to actually reading them, this despite the universal praise and fandom he's garnered. So there! That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Now I'm gonna go check out Chabon's!

I'll be back with readalong posts each Tuesday in July.

You can buy the book online from Powells.com:

Telegraph Avenue
by Michael Chabon
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