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!


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