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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Literature is Not Dead

I am not a book snob. Oh I love classics and I loath bad writing as much as the next person but I refuse
to believe that all the good writing has been written. I believe firmly that mediocrity is a threat to modern literature but I also believe that instead of just pointing out the bad we should be openly searching for the good. And that is why I am creating myself this year long challenge for myself.

I am going to try to read at least one modern book a week and review it here. to make it easy for myself I am making a clear definition of modern for myself If the book was written before I was alive it doesn't count. So anything written after 1997 is fair game.

My goal is to try and find as many good, well written, clean modern books as I can. I am a writer and I do not believe that my art is dead. I have always been of the impression that good books are hard to find and I'm trying to prove to myself that that is not true if you just look.

I am a Christian, raised in a conservative household; I have a deep seated love for good, well written books. I am a writer who studies her craft. I am not easy to please. But good books are out there. I just read one tonight. So tune in on Thursday for my review of Mary Robinette Kowal's Glamour in Glass. Warning. There will be fangirling.

Don't forget to be awesome!

5 comments:

Ashley said...

This is so awesome! I don't really like reading modern day lit that much, but I'm excited to find new books!

Wilbur said...

Woot Woot! The word is out!

Anne-girl said...

@ Ashley That's why I'm doing this. I feel that modern lit has just as much potential to be good as the old fashioned kind. Thanks for following!

Marie said...

This will be awesome. Good for you!

Anne-girl said...

Thanks Marie. I'm excited