This time to Dan Lavoie at The Daily Southtown, where I used to annoy the editors and call it work:
“Everybody pulls at a different piece of thread,” she said of the bloggers. “That’s the useful thing about it. They can sit there and obsess. They give a voice to people and information that otherwise wouldn’t have gotten exposure.”
Hantschel hopes her book — and the rest of the series — will help expose some of the stories behind the national news sound bites. And, she hopes, her book will bring some more readers into the rapidly expanding world of blogs.
“The book is good for people who are curious about blogs but are intimidated by the volume of information out there,” she said. “This is a really fun bunch of people, and they’re doing something really interesting.”
Allison Hantschel is scheduled for a reading and book signing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Barbara’s Bookstore, 1100 Lake St., Oak Park.
Last plug for the thing, I promise. If anybody needs directions to the reading or the bar we’ll be at afterwards, toasting Holden’s ponies, drop me a comment.