So I’ve been spending some time introducing myself to BookTube, or YouTube videos of people reviewing and talking about books. There is a lot of great video content out there, and it gave me an idea (raise your hand if you saw this coming after the first sentence): I thought I’d try my hand at Booktubing!
I am one of the many people who hates the way I look and sound on camera, but I thought this might be a fun, new way to talk about books and to interact with all of you a little more, since I’m usually hidden behind the words of my reviews. I apologize for the fact that I only seem to talk with half my mouth (something my husband never told me about, but apparently I do when I’m uncomfortable or nervous, or maybe it’s just the camera angle). Definitely let me know if you have any thoughts or comments!
As someone who gets swept up in release dates and publishing cycles, once a release date is in the rearview mirror, it’s often difficult to go back and read these books. So I thought I’d introduce a feature called “Shelving Books” (the name of an old feature that did something different but I’m resurrecting nonetheless) in which I discuss 5 June releases that I didn’t have the chance to read, but would really like to get to and also spread the word about.
The Book of Unknown Americans – Cristina Henriquez
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers – Tom Rachman
Rogue Elephant – Simon Denyer
Abroad – Katie Crouch
No Country – Kalyan Ray