Happy New Year!
A bit later than usual, but finally, the staff has picked for January.
Please have a look at this page
for the current list. You can also check out our wiki page
for a plain vanilla list that contains all the staff picks for this year - once I have actually made and updated that page... (sorry, very busy here...)
The theme for next month will be:
I am happy about all suggestions concerning winter/cold/snow/ice/freezing/...
Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.
Since I sometimes seem to have problems attracting suggestions and/or finding good books myself, here are a few guidelines that I use to choose the staff picks each month:
- Any language goes!
I have started to add suggestions in any language, not just English. It is hard for me to find relevant entries in our catalog, however, so if you know of a book that fits the current staff pick theme, please post your suggestion!
- Any standalone project goes, whether it is a solo, group project, duet, trio; I'm happy about fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry...
- However, I prefer not to use single recordings (poems, stories, essays) in collections. The reason for this is that they are difficult to link to (I have to link to the whole project instead of the one recording), and may be hard to find for ones looking at the staff picks. I also prefer not to use weekly poetry projects.
Edit: It also helps staff picking tremendously if there's a good summary on our catalog page
Thanks for your help!