We can’t all be John Grisham or Nora Roberts. We’d love to be successful authors, go on promotional tours, see our names and faces on book covers, receive rave reviews for our words, but we can’t because we don’t have all those advantages: agents, publishers or managers.
“The Book Bag” will attempt to read and review books of local interest andÂ written by folks in the greater Red River Valley. I can’t guarantee I’ll get to everything, but I will guarantee you that I’ll be honest. And unfortunately that may hurt. I’ll try to be gentle, but if I think a book really stinks, I’m going to say, “It stinks and here’s why.”
Reading is my bag. I’ve worked for newspapers and done my share of writing, but reading is really my first love. And I’ll read almost anything. My favorite genres are spy thrillers andÂ law procedurals, but I enjoy literary fiction and the occasional science fiction. I’ll read about vampires and historical characters, biographies and true crime.
Reading is my bag — and I love bags. My family calls me the Bag Lady because I have a number of bags which have particular purposes. One bag is for my camera, one is for my scrapbooking stuff (which I haven’t touched), one is for my noon lunches, one is for my books. That’s why this blog is The Book Bag.
My husband gave me a Kindle for Christmas — a gift truly from the heart. I haven’t given up paper and ink books; now I just have another way to enjoy reading. And publishing on Kindle must be easy, because I’ve already downloaded one regional book for my Kindle that wasn’t available on paper. That’s pretty cool.
So let me know what you think: if you agree, disagree (but politely, please) and if you have books to suggest.