Here’s a new webby, bookish project (my favorite kind) that I’m part of: the Litblog Co-op. Idea’s this: four times a year the participating bloggers will throw their collective influence behind a book they really, really like–something that’s not poised to get a great deal of attention from the print media. The real beauty of the concept? Twenty highly opinionated individuals, enabled by technology to settle on a single book without any actual brawling! Of course, I could always drive to Golden Rule Jones’s to kick him if absolutely necessary. But the rest of the far-flung LBC are probably safe.
Check out the fledgling site. Make our job harder–and imperil Sam’s shins–by submitting book recommendations. And stay tuned: on May 15th the first selection will be announced. And please note some of the excellent company in which this finds me.