From the fall of 1999 until my graduation in summer of 2003, I worked in a variety of positions at the student-run campus newspaper at Cal State Long Beach, the Long Beach Union. The periodical, now known as the Union Weekly, has been running pretty much in some form since 1977, and now even has a Facebook page. Back in my day Facebook didn’t even exist!
It was with the Union that I first began reviewing books, then became the Literature Editor, requesting and received lots of review copies of books, and began a very crucial step on to creating BookBanter.
And now I’m resurrecting these reviews — as I collected every thing I ever published in the Union — and putting them up on BookBanter. Not sure on when exactly these were written, so I’ll just have to go with the publication date.
But don’t worry, it will be piecemeal, and I don’t think there are that many of them — though we shall see — but there will be no 15+ book review posts per day. Those days are thankfully gone.
But this trip down memory lane should be fun.