I'm Danielle Trussoni and I will be writing this week's blog.
I blogged at Powell's when my first book was published four years ago and it is great to be invited back. In fact, I also wrote an original essay for Powell's about my reading habits right around that time as well.
The essay is about my book collecting habit, something that has changed just slightly in recent years as I've moved a lot ? I finally ended up stopping in a medieval village in the south of France ? and have had nowhere to put my books.
I will probably be spending a large part of this blog talking about my new novel Angelology, or things Angelology-related, as I'm out on tour now as you read this, visiting bookstores and signing copies of this book. Part of me would like to apologize for the sheer amount of self-absorbed discussion about myself and my work that will inevitably take place over the course of this week, but that is the whole nature of what we're supposed to do on a blog, so hopefully I'll get used to it sooner or later. But in case this blog isn't enough of me, and you feel you need just a little more, please visit my website at www.danielletrussoni.com and add me as a friend on Facebook.
Oh, and one more thing: Some people have a hard time pronouncing the title of my book. I really like this take (from the West of Mars blog) on how Angelology sounds on the tongue.
If you don't feel like visiting this blog, it essentially advises you to say the name of my novel a few times to get used to it. It claims that Angelology has a "nice mouth feel." What a fantastic idea, rating book titles on "mouth feel." What are some books that you think have great "mouth feel"? Please post a few and let me know.