Sorry to have pretty much vanished for the last two months! A lot has changed around here. I accepted a job as Sales Manager at Soho Press in NYC, which meant I had to move, and as my husband was still finishing up grad school, it meant I really had to do all the moving myself. So last month we arrived in Montclair, NJ. He went back to NC to finish up the semester and got here permanently 2 weeks ago. I however, started my new job immediately so it's been a heck of a lot to keep up with. And I didn't get much reading done.
But as we start to settle in, I am reading more, and we should get our internet hooked up today (fingers crossed; the first time didn't work) so I ought to be able to get back to blogging. From now on, about half of my books will be Soho books. And unlike my previous reviews where I've been pretty open about disliking a book, I might not be as straightforward about Soho titles. I will mark them in the disclaimer at the bottom of every review, so do take that with a grain of salt. So far I have thoroughly enjoyed the ones I've read. But at the beginning, mostly I get to choose what's appealing to me, so that might not last forever. And I am still reading books for pleasure as well, so those will be mixed in.
I am loving my new job! Soho Press is a small publisher but producing the books of a mid-sized publisher. We are mostly known for international mysteries, but personally I think a better descriptor is that in Soho books, setting and place are as important as the other elements of the story. Soho also publishes literary novels, and started a young adult imprint, Soho Teen, a couple of years ago. We are distributed and sold by Random House so most of my job consists of being a liaison with them.
So, that's why I've been fairly silent for the last 2-3 months. Hopefully I'll be able to start posting more regularly! And thanks for your patience!