Friday, March 19, 2010

Reporting from the Virginia Festival of the Book

Those who are interested in books, authors, scholars, literature, recent non-fiction, and words in general might like to see my short video reports from the 2010 Virginia Festival of the Book, over at my blog called "Book Reviews by Rick Sincere."

While I have some long-form video in the can, so to speak -- including presentations by biographers Melvin Urofsky (Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis) and Jennifer Burns (novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand) about their recent publications -- for the moment I have posted two sets of "short takes," in which I give authors an opportunity to give the "elevator speech" about their books.  That is, tell me (or tell the camera) in less than 60 seconds why someone will want to read the book and -- more important, perhaps, for the hard-working author -- buy it, too.

You can see my preview of the book festival here, followed by "Short Takes 1" and "Short Takes 2."

There will be more to come over the next few days.

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