Well, that's the theory. I have been reading a number of books lately (through lists on Goodreads) and darn it, I want those hours back! So many books are just not worthy of the time it takes to read one. That's why I return over and over to the writers I KNOW can write. Yet this is doing a disservice to the new, contemporary writers out there who have a style as well as a story, who take the care to write something that lingers. The late Barrie Unsworth is such a writer. For me, the tales that have their roots in some kind of reality, an accurate portrayal of time and place, far surpass those truly awful apocalyptic/zombie/Dystopian ramblings that litter Amazon/Kindle today.
My two cents' ......
Sunday, July 21, 2013
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Monday, July 8, 2013
I've been a member of Goodreads for a while but lately, I am thinking of unsubscribing. There are so many petty squabbles among the members and nastiness seems to have broken out in the ranks that it is becoming a chore to wade through the material. Generally, I just dump the emails before reading now - the good with the bad. What do you all think? I don't really care about sharing my latest reading book with readers; it was more about the marketing for my own books. I can't see that the discussions of books are in any way illuminating and am quite staggered by their sale to yet another octopus of a parent site.