Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Entry # 77 - "You Are Invited"

Scotland - Back Yard for Reading - Jan Bowman May 2012
Today - just a short post to remind and invite READERS to TALK about books they've read.  So what do you think about what you’re reading? Do you recommend it or not? Drop me an email and when I have enough replies, I'll schedule a posting. 

Write a couple of paragraphs if you would like to talk about a book.  Don't worry about being particularly academic.  This is not intended to be a formal review, unless you really long to write one, and in any case - write what you wish from your own impressions and reactions.  Then send an email to me. I will collect these, edit a bit, if necessary, before posting your comments on the first Tuesday of the month under the title: READERS TALK.  

Harper Lee is reported to have said, "Hope for the best and expect nothing and you'll never be disappointed." Send email to:  janbowmanwriter@gmail.com

Fifty + years ago To Kill A Mockingbird was published.  Isn't that amazing!
 And this 2010 book about the impact of this novel in our thinking looks interesting. Maybe I should put it on my reading list. Or if someone would like to talk about either book that would be cool!

I'm working on a new short story and must get back to it.
Remember:  "The writer has no function except to write...and stories usually come without conscious intention."  AND "Stories provide a beam of light on a selected small area and shows the reality with such clarity the reader thrills to new discovery in the familiar." (Not sure who said this - but it's in my inspiration notes) 

Jan Bowman’s work has appeared in Roanoke Review, Big Muddy, Broadkill Review, Trajectory, Third Wednesday, Minimus, Buffalo Spree (97), Folio, The Potomac Review, Musings, Potato Eyes, and others. She won the 2012 Roanoke Review Prize for Fiction. Her stories have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best American Short Stories and a story was a finalist in the “So To Speak” Fiction Contest. She is working on two collections of short stories and currently shopping for a publisher for a completed story collection. She has nonfiction work pending publication in Spring 2013 Issues of Trajectory and Pen-in-Hand. She writes a weekly blog of “Reflections” on the writing life and posts regular interviews with writers and publishers.   Learn more at:

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