This Friday, December 18, look back at 2009 with Salon book critic Laura Miller, who will join our weekly #FollowReader conversation from 4-5pm ET to talk about her favorite books of the year, how she discovered them, and how social media and other technology has influenced the process of finding, reading, and discussing books. Laura is also the author of The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia, published this year, so we’ll also hear about how being an author has affected her role as critic.
Laura has been reviewing books for Salon since 1995, when she helped found the online publication. Recently, she revamped Salon‘s review strategy to highlight books her readers are likely to love, and to bring more transparency to the process, so readers can see what books didn’t make the cut and why. Find out more here.
If you can’t join the discussion, watch this space next week for a recap of the highlights.
To join the #followreader conversation on Friday, here’s what to do:
- Just before 4pm ET, log in to Twitter or whatever interface you use (we recommend Tweetchat)
- To follow the discussion, run a search for #followreader
- I’ll start by asking Laura Miller (@magiciansbook) a few questions, before opening up the discussion to the group.
- To post to the discussion, make sure that the hashtag #followreader is in each tweet
NOTE: TweetChat refreshes quickly and automatically loads your hashtag when you are in the discussion.
Please feel free to suggest topics for upcoming #followreader chats below.