This week, I’m asking ShelfTalker readers to tell the world what it is they’re reading "for pleasure" these days. In Monday’s post I asked booksellers, librarians, and teachers chime in. Yesterday’s post solicited responses from authors and illustrators. Today’s post is reserved for people in publishing! Whether you’re in editorial, marketing, human resources, or work in the warehouse, you’re invited to tell us what you’re reading right here.
BUT THERE IS ONE CATCH! This is the space where you’re supposed to tell us what you’re reading for PLEASURE, not for work. In other words, this is NOT an open invitation for you to promote a book you’re publishing — give a nod to another house for a change. Please take off your marketing hats, and talk to us as fellow readers!
To get you started I’ve asked Jeannette Larson (editorial director of picture books at Harcourt Children’s Books) to talk about what she’s been reading. Jeannette says:
"I just started reading Haven Kimmel’s The Solace of Leaving Early, which I picked up because I’d liked her memoir A Girl Named Zippy some years back. Zippy was full of funny charm; the novel is a more haunting small-town story that starts off with a death; both are full of wonderful language."
Now it’s time for the rest of you! Have at it!