April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Signing with Matt Bell, author of In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods

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Last night I got the chance to meet Matt Bell at my local Indie, whose debut novel, In the House upon the Dirt between the Woods and the Lake, came out this week from Soho Press. Matt is a local Michigan author, and his debut novel has been getting some attention, so I was pretty excited to get to meet him. Matt is really friendly, great to talk to, and was extremely appreciative of everyone coming to the signing last night.

I'm really intrigued by his book. He did a short reading from two chapters, and it seems to be a sort of modern, magical realism fairy tale. I do think I'm going to have to be in a particular mood to want to read it, though. I got the impression during his reading last night that I'm going to want to devote all of my attention to the story while I'm reading it to make sure I don't miss any of the subtler points of the story.

Look for a review to be coming soon. Until then, happy reading!

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