As some of you may know, when we’re not toiling away on The Beat we’re toiling away at Publishers Weekly on various odd jobs like splitting wood and fetching water from the old well. This is “clean-up” week, as they say, at the office, and we’re all supposed to be emptying out our secret hidey-hole cabinets and closets and what not. In an office chock-a-block full of book-loving packrats who gets hundred of free books a day, you can probably guess at the enormity of the task.
Anyway, we’ve been cleaning out our cubicle, and in just a few short years we’ve been able to amass a ginormous, community college-level (at the least) collection of graphic novels and promo pieces. Throwing things out is not our style, so we’re going to try to repurpose some of these fine books as GIVE-A-WAYS here at The Beat. See now, that ended up being exciting anyway! No purchase will be necessary to enter because that’s apparently regulated . And we haven’t figured out how we’ll choose the winners yet either. Probably essay contests or baton twirling or something.
Anyhoo, we may also be doing some reviewing, since we feel horrible tossing a book someone sent in without at least glancing inside…we’ll see. Reviewing is time consuming, but so is link blogging. No promises; we’re creatures of habit.