Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Here goes

Never let it be said that an old dog can't learn new tricks. Of course, it may take an old dog longer to learn a new trick, but I'm still able to get up and walk to the feed bowl.

After some 40 years of talking about Texas books in Texas newspapers, I hope to expand into the new medium of the blogosphere. My hope will be that word of this site will spread and we can get a real good conversation going about Texas books. I am literally learning as I go here, so we'll see what happens.

My plan, at this point, is to update this blog as frequently as I can. I encourage comments, suggestions, suggested books to write about, and, of course, your opinion on Texas books.

I am primarily interested in talking about mainstream Texas books...titles from commercial publishers, regional presses and academic presses. I certainly will talk about well-done self-published books, however.


Mariann said...

Hey, Mike, this is awesome!! The Rag Blog is also on blogspot; we've had a blog going for about a year, I think; one fellow who is all by himself in a tiny town in Washington State is doing all the actual blogging, however! We have not developed much of a readership, and we are all real bad about commenting on things, but I consider it an terrific resource.

I will put a link to your site on my website next time I have a chance to do any updating on that ponderous entity -- it takes a while to do it right, and right now time is at a premium; I know you know what I mean!

But hey, links and e-mailing everyone you know are important in developing a readership, and I hope it works out well for you! Do let me know if you have a chance to mention my book on your site; I will then, of course, e-mail everybody I know andd tell them to check it out!!

Thanks, Mike --

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