This book sounds so good. I can almost taste it.
Some great food for thought.
This post gets to the bottom of why I write. Just like the author, I will always feel the need to try to reconcile the way things were with the here and now. I am compelled to share my experiences with those that come after. I can’t bear the thought of it all disappearing when I pass away. I want those I love to live on through my writing. I think I’ve found a new favorite blog and a kindred spirit.
This same desire is why I love genealogy, history, and storytelling. Many times I am left wondering why so many people are simply disinterested in the past. It is through the past that we can begin to somehow make sense of the present.
I’m signing myself up for the Mega Size Challenge, pledging to read 25+ e-books in 2012. With my new Nook Color, it’ll be fun! I love it so far.
I’ve come across a couple of discussions regarding genre recently by thoughtful writers I admire. My question is this: Why do writers feel as though they have to fit into one mold or anything? I could ask the same question of any art or artist. Why? That is all I want to know.
Books I’ve read lately don’t seem to fit neatly into one genre or another. That is exactly how I like it. I don’t like to be pigeon-holed in any area of my life. Again, why do we do this to ourselves? I understand marketing, branding, author platforms, etc., but is this really necessary?
If you are in need of good book suggestions, just check the links above. So many great books, so little time. Shortly I plan to publish a post of books I’ve read over the last few years. My love of writing grew out of my love of reading. Who knows where it will take me next? Each new book brings new inspiration.
I’m thinking about participating in the challenge outlined above. It would be an interesting way to try out an e-reader to see if it is something I would use on a regular basis. Here’s the issue. Currently I do not own an e-reader. I am considering putting a Kindle on my Christmas list. I’m not completely sold on e-books.
I suppose I would have a completely different attitude towards e-readers and e-books in general if I lived in a large city and commuted to work via metro. My daily life is very different though. My commute to work is slightly over half an hour each way. Carpooling isn’t much of an option, so I drive my personal vehicle every day. I wish I could use that time to read!
Maybe I should look into audio books?
By the way, the e-book reading challenge happened to be on yet another great blog. Just a glance at the reviews listed on the site caught my eye.
Below is a compilation of all the reviews, interviews, and other information written thus far as part of the blog tour for Spin the Plate by Donna Anastasi:
I recently came across wonderful services for writers who need help with promotion and a source of off-beat books for readers who carefully chose their reading material. The book reviews posted on A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book…, as well as those posted as part of Walker Author Tours, are insightful and provide information on books that you might not find at the local bookstore.
I will be participating in the blog tour of Spin The Plate: A Novel by Donna Anastasi, organized by Walker Author Tours, sometime in December. I am looking forward to it! Thus far, the book is wonderful. I will be sharing much more information on Spin The Plate shortly.
I can’t believe that it took me so long to hear about this site. If you are interested in books at all, check it out. There are lots of great products for readers, including coffee cups, t-shirts, and of course, book bags. The proceeds from the site go to help establishing lending libraries in areas of the world where libraries are not the norm. It sounds like a great cause and it is an upbeat site. There are lots of additional resources for readers as well. You can tell that the owner of the site and company is a book addict. I was pleasantly surprised to see that The Help by Kathryn Stockett made it to #1 on a list of books we couldn’t put down, as decided by Gone Reading readers. I couldn’t agree more. Happy reading!