Wednesday, January 2, 2019

CR Newsletter for Jan is out

Happy new year readers!  Compulsive Reader is now 21 years old!  Internet years are like dog years, so I’m very proud of how long CR has been operating and the worldwide network of readers we’ve built over the years.  The January newsletter has now gone out with ten fresh reviews including new books by Filip Severin, Michael David Blanchard, Jendi Reiter, David Sklar and many others (we’re now at 2,331 reviews!), a fantastic new giveaway of an autographed copy of With Walt Whitman Himself in the Nineteenth Century, In America by Jean Huets, December’s most exciting literary news roundup, and more.  If you’ve missed it, you can grab a copy in the archive here: http://www.compulsivereader.com/sendpress/email/?sid=MA&eid=MTQwMDc

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Soft Launch High Wire Step

On the 16th of December, Flying Island Books held a wonderful Poet’s Picnic in which several books from the new Pocket Poets series were launched.  I’m very honoured that my new book High Wire Step was part of the launch, along with Toby Fitch’s ILL LIT POP and Danny Gentile’s The Icicle Tree. My husband very kindly read out the launch speech that Beth Spencer, who had last minute car trouble, wrote.  Beth’s speech was rich and moving, and will hopefully be printed in full at some point. Here’s a tiny excerpt: 
"This is a history … not in the sense of it being always faithfully corresponding to events and facts, but in the sense of it being true. True to a way of experiencing the world. I love the way the leaps create space that allows us to weave into it our own stories.. and our own emotions…or something beyond that… something beyond the culturally scripted response that is emotion  to something like a colour or a sensation, a burning.”

The book (and more info) is now available for sale here: High Wire Step and will also be (hard) launched in Newcastle at the Newcastle Writers’ Festival in April. 





Saturday, December 1, 2018

CR Newsletter for Dec

Hi everyone, Compulsive Reader news for Dec is now out.  This month’s issue features a great new giveaway for subscribers, interviews with Ber Carroll, Tom Maremaa, and Imogen Edward-Jones, as well as a bunch of new reviews for books such as my heart crumples like a coke can by Ali Whitelock, The Usual Story by Libby Sommer, All The Answers by Michael Kupperman, Writing a Novel by Faber Academy’s Richard Skinner and many others as well as our roundup of literary news for the month.  If you haven’t gotten yours, you can grab a copy from the archive here: Compulsive Reader Archive and if you’re not a subscriber, sign up here: http://www.compulsivereader.com.  Happy reading!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

CR Newsletter for November

Compulsive Reader’s November newsletter has now gone out to subscribers.  This month’s newsletter has the usual literary news roundup, a bunch of fresh new reviews including Markus Zusak’s 12-years-in-the-making new book Bridge of ClayThread For Pearls by Lauren Speeth, New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction edited by James Thomas and Robert Scotellaro, Normal People by Sally Rooney, and many others as well as a terrific interview with The Second Cure’s Margaret Morgan, and of course some fantastic book giveaways for our happy subscribers.  If you want to check it out, go to: Compulsive Reader Newsletter November, or to subscribe, for free of course, visit http://www.compulsivereader.com and sign up on the upper right hand side.  No horrible captchas or too much info required - just your name and email and you’re in.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

CR Newsletter for Oct is out

The October edition of Compulsive Reader News has just gone out.  This month we have interviews with Governor Bligh and the Short Man's Peter Cochrane, as well as reviews of new books by Paige VanZant, David W. Blight, Tanja Maljartschuk, Paula McLain and lots more, as well as giveaways of Normal People by Sally Rooney and Witches of St Petersburg by Imogen Edwards-Jones.  If you haven't received it or want a taste, you can grab a copy right here: Compulsive Reader News  If you’d like to subscribe, visit http://www.compulsivereader.com, and for ultra early notification of new reviews and interviews, you can visit our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/TheCompulsiveReader
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Friday, August 31, 2018

CR Newsletter for Sept is out

The Sept edition of Compulsive Reader News has just gone out.  This month we have interviews with Twin Peaks’ Kimmy Robertson, Swimming Between Worlds’ Elaine Neil Orr, and our Compulsive Reader Talks features poet Steve Armstrong. We also have reviews of new books by Kenneth Salzmann, Joan Schweighardt, James Molony, Gale Massey, Charlotte Guest and lots more, as well as our new giveaway of a copy of Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey.  If you can’t wait for it to arrive you can grab a copy right here: Compulsive Reader News  If you’d like to subscribe, visit http://www.compulsivereader.com, and for ultra early notification of new reviews and interviews, you can visit our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/TheCompulsiveReader
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

CR Newsletter for August is out

The latest Compulsive Reader newsletter has just gone out with the usual bevy of reviews and interviews (14 this month!) including Amy Bloom, Steve Armstrong, Justine Ettler, Twin Peaks’ (yes, the Twin Peaks) Sabrina Sutherland, and a lot more.  We also have two new giveaways for our subscribers, the big literary news round-up, and lots more.  If your copy has gone missing in cyberspace, you can grab it from the archive here: http://www.compulsivereader.com/sendpress/email/?sid=MA&eid=MTM2Njk

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