Hey, hey! Today I’m giving an appreciative shout out to the Ladies of Pinnacle Book Club. Talking with book clubs is a humongous honor for me— one that will never get old as long as I live. I’ve attended about 45 in person and a few more via FaceTime / Skype. Yes, I’m introducing Gracie Lee to the world one book club at a time. LOL that’s okay by me!
Lately I’ve been thinking about the topic of literary citizenship. I learned of this concept from author, Kathleen Rooney. When Kathleen spoke about it at a writer conference, she credited Cathy Day who teaches a class on the idea. Kathleen’s talk on literary citizenship was a light bulb moment for me. I’d been working to be a good literary citizen without knowing there was an official term for it. But I realized there was more I could do in that department. There’s always more we can do, right?
No, this isn’t anything new. Anyone who tries to follow the golden rule will likely do many of these things already. But putting a title on the concept expanded the idea for me and gave me a clear pathway to follow.
So what does it mean to be a literary citizen?
Literary citizenship is about supporting the literary community, whether you are a writer or a reader, a storyteller of any sort. That’s all of us! Continue Reading
February is done which means it’s time for my 7-Word Book Reviews. If you’re looking for a good March read, maybe you’ll be interested in adding these to your ever-growing stack of books on the nightstand.
What’s on my list?
To whet your appetite—a book of short stories from one of my favorite authors, a Vietnamese refugee story with an Arkansas tie, a male coming-of-age tale, a novel turned Oscar-nominated movie, and a nature story to remind us of our connection to the wider world.
Yes, these five reads added hours of enjoyment to the cold, short month of February. Continue Reading