This is a great article about Stephen King’s upcoming book. He has been getting a lot of comments about how similar current events are to The Stand. He has apologized, but, honestly, he has nothing to do with it, logically.
I am glad he’s getting time to write. We should all be so productive.
Best selling nonfiction writers
The above linked article talks about the best selling nonfiction writers of all time. I have not read any books by any of these authors, but several are on my TBR list.
01. James Baldwin
02. Truman Capote
03. Maya Angelou
04. Joan Didion
05. Michelle Obama
06. Yuval Noah Harari
07. Bill Bryson
08. Stephen Hawking
09. Eckhart Tolle
10. Oliver Sacks
Sleeping in the library
The article above tells about a hotel that is also a library. It looks as if it puts on programs and sponsors writers. I would love to visit it someday, if even just for a day. 28 rooms are available to sleep in, though. I didn’t check on the prices.
The above linked article talks about the lack of diversity in romance novels and the uproar that canceling the 2019 awards caused.
I am interested to know how this turns out. I hope that the diversity consultant they hire can help. Until today, I didn’t know there was such a thing as a diversity consultant, although it makes sense to me. You learn something new every day.
Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I read this for bookclub. I don’t think I would have picked it up otherwise. I was surprised that I really enjoyed it! I knew very little about the author before reading it.
I think that I may have enjoyed it more if I had read the author’s work, and had a little more knowledge of San Francisco history. The book covered a lot of topics that I should have known more about, since I grew up in the city. Most of the events happened when I was a child, though. It gave me more to think about. I will be researching more of the history because of this book.
I also look forward to reading the author’s other books. They’ve been on my TBR list for a while. This book might be the motivation that I needed to get started on them.
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I saw this quote, and I looked it up to see which book it came from. It turns out that the quote has been credited to multiple people. This article attempts to solve the mystery Who’s quote is it?
While it still isn’t clear who wrote it, it’s a beautiful thought. Thank you whoever said it.
In honor of St. Patrick’s day, I am linking to this author’s blog, showing the top Irish authors, according to its author. Top Irish authors.
I haven’t read most of them, but it seems like a good list. Happy St. Patrick’s day!
On May 4 & 5, there is a book festival going on near me. I bought my tickets already. I am so excited. I went with my cousin a couple of years ago and loved it. I will be looking over the schedule soon, to see which authors I would like to hear speak. I was lucky enough to find some authors whose books I had read in the past. I hope to be star struck again this year.