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Quotation for “Our” Readers


Readers!

An author worships readers. We woo them, tempt them and, if desperate enough, we stalk them (through marketing efforts).

Seldom do we herald them. Thanks to Nathalie Foy ( nathaliefoy.wordpress.com ) of Toronto, Canada, I present today’s quotation that is all about THE READER!

Nick Hornby, wrote:

 “There comes a point in life, it seems to me, where you have to decide whether you’re a Person of Letters or merely someone who loves books, and I’m beginning to see that the book lovers have more fun.  Persons of Letters have to read things like Candide or they’re a few letters short of the whole alphabet; book lovers, meanwhile, can read whatever they fancy.”

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I Don’t Own an E-Reader–Now What?


No sweat!

Amazon.com has solved the problem for you if you have a computer, Android phone or tablet, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Windows 8 PC or tablet, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone. Amazon.com offers free software–free reading apps–for your device that converts it to an e-reader. Cool!

Then you can read your favorite e-book just like everyone else!

For more information about converting your electronic device to an e-reader, click here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=sv_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771

Recent Reads


After a long dry spell in my personal reading, I finished five books, three last week. Many of you read multiple books a week regularly. Other than reading for college, I have never read three complete books within seven days.  The other two books were read a few weeks ago.

Here’s the list:

Mark Sarvas Harry, Revised – first novel

Dean Koontz Forever Odd – part of a  series

Thomas Harris Hannibal Rising – part of a series

Sue Monk Kidd The Secret Life of Bees – first novel

Todd Burpo Heaven Is For Real – first book

The funny thing is that each of these books were loaned to me by someone who read it first, then recommended it to me to read, giving or loaning me the title. Beside my bed, I have a stack of twenty books, maybe more, all recommended to me by another and waiting for me to commit to reading it.

Isn’t it odd that I haven’t selected a book for myself? Instead, my reading is guided by others.

The last time I picked a book for myself was more than a year ago. I chose Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. The one before that was Stephen Hawking’s Universe: The Cosmos Explained. I read most of both books, but finished neither.

Odd.

 

Why Write?


Why read? Why learn and soak in information from every source you can? Why write? Why share what you learn? Because:

Knowledge is the antidote to fear.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson