Reading Plan: October 2012

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Mortality by Christopher Hitchens book cover
A busy month once more, not only in terms of reading and writing reviews, but in other respects too: September saw the launch of my own literary services company, Electric Reads, which offers a range of services for indie authors, combining expertise with enthusiasm, and all for a very reasonable price. Naturally, this has been taking up quite a bit of my time during the launch period and so I slipped a little behind with reviews, most notably the start of my quest into Harry Potter for a second time. I promise there will be some magical reviews this month, not to mention, fingers crossed, an interview with D. H. Nevins and a review of her first novel, Wormwood

As well as these catch up reviews, I've got plenty I want to write about, time allowing. My book of the month is going to be Mortality by Christopher Hitchens - a slim volume, which contains the author's final essays for Vanity Fair and fragmented notes that were never published. 

I've been meaning to write something about On the Road for a while, so I shall try to put that together this month. I'll also write a little something about The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells - a classic of science fiction, and the first of Wells's novels that I have picked up.

There are a few other things I'd like to write about if I get time, as my reading seems to be outstripping my writing at present - but we'll see how things pan out.

Notable Posts from August
Review: The Immoralist by Andre Gide
Review: The Information by Martin Amis
Review: The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura

3 comments:

Charlie said...

Congratulations! The site looks very professional, and I hope it does well. "The highlighting of duplicate words where they appear close together" - this is something that doesn't seem to happen much nowadays, so many repetitive books, so reading it on the site was a breathe of fresh air.

wordsandpeace.com said...

Congratulations on your new enterprise, and I wish you lots of success.
Thanks to your review, I'm reading The Thief by Nakamura right now, enjoying it a lot.

Matthew Selwyn said...

Thanks for the kind comments - it's great to receive positive feedback from fellow members of the lit. community. Hopefully, we'll really be able to add something the indie industry. Fingers crossed :)

@wordsandpeace.com - I'm truly deligthed to hear you've picked it up. Do let me know when you write a review as I'm really enjoying the critical response thus far.