Friday, October 26, 2007

The Reading Room

They must have known this blog was about to arrive! Launches 'Reading Room'

By E&P Staff
NEW YORK--Bibliophiles have yet another outlet to indulge in their passion as ­ announced the launch of Reading Room: Conversations About Great Books.

The site is a new, online forum of expert panelists in discussion with editors from The New York Times Book Review about classic books.

Sam Tanenhaus, editor of the Book Review, will interview Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, translators of a newly published edition of Leo Tolstoy's 'War and Peace,' the first Reading Room selection. The interview is featured in the Book Review¹s weekly podcast on Oct. 26 ­ launching a four-week discussion of the book.

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