On our Facebook and Tumblr pages, we give a nod to new books sent to us. I stole this idea from the great poetry blogger, Ron Sillman. I love receiving these books, but also feel a little guilty. I don’t have time to write to these generous contributors and give proper feedback. But I do look at everything that comes in. (If you look at my recent top 10+ list, a number of these books are unsolicited gifts).
Here at LBM we’re all a bit desperate for time (note the baby above). In two weeks we have two new books coming out. And down the hall Big Al’s is taking life.
All of this is to say that I truly appreciate the books that are sent and regret that I cannot give them more attention. But in the years to come I’m hoping to figure out a way to make our library accessible to more people. Perhaps an LBM Bookmobile?