Monday, November 02, 2009
An Author Bewitches
Sometimes my email can be frightening. As an example, I openned my email to find that the Wicked Witch had paid me a late Hallowe'en visit. But no matter how much she tries, I'm afraid I'm just not tempted by Apple. Guess that means I'm safe for now.
The other piece of email I recieved was from Patricia Wood, the author of 'The Lottery' which readers know is next in line for Rolling Around in My Head's book club. A lot of you have signed up and I'd like to formally encourage a lot more of you to consider doing so. You've got until January to read the book so it shouldn't have to be a hurried read.
Wondering why I'm giving an unprecidented 'second call' to the book club? Well, it turns out, that Patricia has agreed to come here and write a few paragraphs about the book and her depiction of Perry the main character. I was struck, when reading the book, about how honestly she presented the story. I told Ms Wood this and she wrote to me with real passion about people with disabilities in literature. It's something not to miss.
Apparently one of you, dear and gentle readers, sent the link to Ms Wood from Rolling Around in My Head and thus a connection was made. I truly thank whoever it was for thinking of contacting the author herself. If you remember we were graced by Mary Doria Russell in our discussion of Thread of Grace. I was thrilled then, I'm thrilled again now.
Back to regular blogs tomorrow where I'll answer the question, 'What does driving along the Thames have to do with vacuuming a hallway?'