As I am sure many of you can appreciate, it can be pretty hard work generating two book reviews each and every week between two people and a wonderful, assorted cast of volunteer reviewers. Unless your entire life revolves around reading and reviewing the 1001 Books, of course.
Both of your editors are busy mums; one of us works and the other is about to start home educating her eldest child. We both love to read, but time is not always our friend. While we are not yet on the bones of our reviewing bottoms, we can foresee a time when the steady stream of reviews will slowly run down.
Personally, I (Ms Oh Waily) have a lot of non-1001 Book reading coming up in my future. Small children and their educational needs wait for no woman nor her personal quest to read some of the best literature in the world. So here I am, writing our very first request for the volunteer equivalent of a staff writer to join our “permanent” staff of two.
We are looking for reviewers who are willing and able to commit to writing one or two reviews each month. Regularly. To a deadline. For a reading public. If you are interested in contributing in an ongoing, regular way, we would love to hear from you.
What’s in it for you?
Well, you may be getting a new reading audience.
If you aren’t already a regular blogger this might be a “lite” way to see if you’ll enjoy the process of a regular posting schedule.
And, of course, you get to work with us.
If you want to have a chat about it, drop us an email at 1001booksbeforeyoudie at gmail dot com or a drop us a message over at the Facebook page.
I really wish I could! I’m more or less sending you one review per month anyway… but I’m going back to school this fall and I need to wait and see how things go this first term before I take on new commitments.
And we greatly appreciate every review !
I completely understand that school comes before blogging. It’s about to become a little that way around this household too.
I’m sorry that I’ve fallen behind – jamming my way Kool-Aid acid as I write – promise!
I think your life has been more than full enough lately without worrying about us, and looks to continue to be so. You kind, but mad, man. 🙂
We are appreciative of each of our lovely review crew, and whatever time and thoughts they can share about the 1001 Books.
Please do not fret.
I’m tempted!! I’m on the road at the moment, but back to permanent digs as of early September. I think I could feasibly do at least one review a month for you. I read fast and love deadlines… maybe I should just say I’m a big nerd! Shall we talk further next month?
Sounds great Naomi !
Let’s chat again when you are settled. 🙂
In the meantime put me down for The Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy. It’s next on my reading list.
Oh and The Accidental by Ali Smith. Didn’t realise it was on the list and I’m reading it at the moment. 🙂
I’ve reserved those books for you. Look forward to reading what you thought of them.