An Easy Way to Keep Track of Your Favorite Authors’ Favorite Authors
Did your friends send you sympathy cards when Spy magazine died and took with it “Logrolling in Our Time,” its much-loved running tally of reciprocity in blurbing? You can take off your black armband now.
One-Minute Book Reviews has launched Backscratching in Our Time, a feature that offers a running list of authors who love each other’s books. Or say they do. Each time a book gets a blurb from a writer its author has praised, a line about the literary backscratching will appear at the end of the review. You can see an example at the end of the review just below this post. Jon Katz praised John Grogan’s Marley and Me last year, and Grogan returns the favor by praising Katz’s A Good Dog this year.
The reciprocal blurbs will also appear in the separate Backscratching in Our Time category (tag), so you can read only the blurbs. Authors who appear regularly in Backscratching in Our Time will have an opportunity qualify for an honor even Spy didn’t dare to offer – the elite Frequent Blurber Miles, available only on One Minute-Book Reviews.
You can nominate candidates for Backscratching in Our Time and Frequent Blurber Miles leaving a comment on this site or sending the quote to the address on the “Contact” page. Please include the source of your quote with your suggestion.
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