As you can see, this new feature comes with a question mark…
Anyone who knows me, knows I’m an avid reader. If anything, I wish I had more time (and more money) to dedicate to reading new – good – books.
Several times a month new book releases catch my attention – including about books by Afro-European authors. Just last Saturday I thought “I really need to read this” when I saw an article about Esi Edugyan’s new book, “Half-Blood Blues”.
But reading in a vacuum is only half the fun.
The recent public discourse about films by Tyler Perry and Kathryn Stockton’s book “The Help” has sharpened my own conviction that
- Everyone has the right to put their creative work out there (and more power to them if they are successful doing it!), and
- If I take issue with the quality of creative work that bubbles to the top of public consciousness, I have to do something to help increase the exposure of good books that deserve a broader audience.
That’s how the thought of started a book club began to take on a concrete shape.
I’ve already posted a poll on the group page on Facebook, but I also wanted to pose the question to those of you who haven’t seen it. I’ve also added a few new options…
Would YOU support an Uncaged Birds™ Book Club?
If there are a minimum of four other women committed to the idea by the end of November, we’d have a kick-off session for the book club at the end of January!