As faithful blog readers know, here at BookPage we produce a daily (M-F) e-newsletter called Book of the Day. The newsletter is, essentially, a book review a day—delivered straight to your inbox.
Book of the Day includes both fiction and nonfiction, and we only cover new books. Last week's lineup included (click the links to see the actual newsletter): Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi; The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides; The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley; Holy Ghost Girl by Donna M. Johnson; and Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos.
We often get replies from readers who tell me why they're looking forward to a particular book that's featured—which I love. Here's an example:
I am an avid reader of the daily book reviews I receive via e-mail . . . Today I placed a hold on Donna Johnson’s Holy Ghost Girl before the local public library has received its copies, assuring that I will not have to wait for dozens of others to check out the book before I can read it. The short format of the daily book reviews makes it possible for me quickly to choose those I wish to read.
Yay! That makes us feel warm and fuzzy. And this reader makes a good point. Book of the Day is an excellent alarm clock for all you devoted library-goers . . . when you get an e-mail from us about a book you want to read, that means it's time to place a hold at the library. Today's Book of the day is The Orchard by Theresa Weir. At the Nashville Public Library, there are currently 5 holds on 3 copies. Reserve it today, and you'll get it in just a couple of weeks.
Current subscribers: What do you like about receiving a daily book review newsletter?