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Keir Graff and editors from Booklist's adult and youth departments write candidly about books, book reviewing, and the publishing industry


Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:47 pm
A Likely Story
Posted by: Keir Graff

My name is Keir, and I’m a book reviewer.

Also, as of today-the day Booklist Online goes live-I’m a blogger. I hope my mom isn’t reading this. I know she had bigger plans for her son. But sometimes life doesn’t go exactly as planned. So, mom? I’m a blogger. Deal with it.

What will this blog be about? Books and book reviewing. More about that very soon. First, I look forward to trying your patience with revelations about my early awakenings as a book person, with detail-packed anecdotes about the taunting I received on the playground when, a third-grader, I lugged around a jam-stained copy of Crime and Punishment.

Just kidding.

Seriously, the past few weeks have been a blur of cramped fingers and bad diet as we’ve raced to get Booklist Online, well, online. There hasn’t been much time to think about the whole content side of things. But that’s about to change. Very soon. So please, look around the site, send us e-mail, and visit again soon.

Coming tomorrow: The book reviewer-cum-blogger lovingly recreates his playground origins as a literary critic.



5 Responses to “A Likely Story”
  1. PJ Patterson Says:

    Nice - I particularly enjoy the RSS feed!

  2. Ben Says:

    Congratulations to Keir and the entire Booklist Online staff. From what I’ve seen of it, BOL looks fabulous! I truly think it will be a revolutionary! Now I think you should have a drink and get some rest.

  3. PJ Says:

    Nice blog! I am certain to subscribe to the RSS feed for a regular dose…

  4. Likely Stories » Blog Archive » Happy Birthday to Me Says:

    [...] One year ago today, I started writing this blog. It was just a lark, really — who knew that in such a short span of time Likely Stories would grow to become one of the publishing industry’s must-reads? [...]

  5. Book Blog - Likely Stories, by Keir Graff - Booklist Online » Blog Archive » Happy Thousandth-Post Day Says:

    [...] was #1,000 for Likely Stories. Hard to believe, isn’t it? It seems like just yesterday (well, March 22, 2006) that this blog was brand-new, both idealistic and eager to take its place in the exciting [...]

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