I receive a fair number of books to review each month, so I thought I should do what several magazines and other publications do; list those books that have arrived in my mailbox so you know that this is the pool of books from which I will be reading and reviewing on my blog.
Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places by Bill Streever (NYC: Little, Brown and Company; 2009). Review copy.
Beyond Cosmic Dice: Moral Life in a Random World by Jeff Schweitzer and Giuseppe Notarbartolo-Di-Sciara (Jacquie Jordan Inc.; 2009). Review copy.
Animal Investigators: How the World's First Wildlife Forensics Lab Is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species by Laurel A Neme (NYC: Scribner; 2009). Review copy.
Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future by Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum (NYC: Basic Books; 2009). Review copy.
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart and Briony Morrow-Cribbs (NYC: Algonquin Books; 2009). Review copy.
Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists by Dan Barker (NYC: Ulysses Press; 2008). Review copy.
Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur: A Mythological Dating Guide by Francesca Lia Block (NYC: Bloomsbury USA; 2009). Advance Reading copy.
I know you're unemployed right now. Did you ever consider reviewing books for pay?
book reviews pay a paltry sum (often paying $25, if anything at all), and involve huge amounts of time and effort to write (it takes me roughly 8 hours to write a 600 word review of a book for publication). however, that said, i have two book reviews being published -- for money -- soon. one will appear this week thursday and the other doesn't yet have a specific publication date, but will appear sometime in august, or perhaps early september.