>Merry Christmas Darlings

>Hey, I finally made it.

I hope everyone gets some nice uninterrupted recreational reading time over the holidays. I’ve started my own off with The Exception by Christian Jungersen (Talese/Doubleday), a hugely engrossing mystery/thriller/black comedy (I think) about the employees of a Danish genocide documentation center. The women who work there have been receiving threatening emails and they’re all a little bit crazy already, especially Anne-Lise, the center’s librarian who thinks the others are Out to Get Her. And they May Be.

To follow up I have some Sarah Waters, Denise Mina, James Lee Burke . . . it’s going to be good times in P-town this week.

Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. >The Exception is a great book. I thought he nailed the librarian character.

  2. >LOVED The Exception. My favorite book of 2007. Just posted about it myself :)

  3. >Hey! James Lee Burke! I think he writes the absolute greatest prose in the world. The first few Dave Robicheaux books burned themselves into my brain. I turned my late father, a psychiatrist, on to the series, and we used to have a field day doing armchair psychoanalysis of all the deeply damaged Burke characters.


  4. >Congratulations, Roger! I knew you were COOL, to be sure, but hadn’t thought about hot. Way to go! Looking forward to a New Year with ReadingRoger.

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