Jan 4, 2012
Resolving to carve out more reading time. Who should be our Literary Ambassador and what should that job entail? Two books we can't wait for you to read: Enjoy Every Sandwich by Lee Lipsenthal and The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson.
My amazingly wonderful wife surprised my with an iPad for Christmas. It's fantastic and and I love it, but I've been spending a lot of time on it and my reading time has suffered. So I've made a resolution to unplug from all media two hours before bed. Ann has made a similar pledge: to change the hour between 7-8 am from time spent trolling Twitter and email to an hour spent reading. Don't forget about our 12 in '12 Reading Challenge. Folks are coming up with some great interpretations over at our Goodreads group!
Walter Dean Myers was just
named the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.
That got us thinking: should there be a Literary Ambassador for
adult books or reading in general? What would that position entail
and who should fill it? I suggested John Grisham, but Ann made a compelling
argument for Neil Gaiman. What do you say Neil? If
chosen, will you serve?
As for the rest of you, let us know who you would nominate to this (as of now, non-existent) post.
Over the holiday break, I read, and was moved
by, Enjoy Every
Sandwich by Lee Lipsenthal M.D. Lipsenthal's life
and work uniquely prepared him for his diagnosis of terminal
esophageal cancer. This book is his a look at his philosophy of
truly living every day you are alive.
Last episode, Ann and I both expressed regret over not having read The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson. Ann picked it up New Year's Day and was very much surprised by it. It was not what she expected and she can't wait to discuss it with others who have read it (yes, yes, I'll get to it soon!)