Yesterday the New York Times announced their 10 Best Books of 2010. And . . . drumroll . . .
The first on their list was:
By Jonathan Franzen.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28.
The truth: I'm feeling lazy (like lion) today, seeking time to enjoy my morning coffee, write holiday cards and finish reading: Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen. As my writerlies and close friends all know, I've recently completed a novel called Liberty Leading the People, featuring the theme of freedom. So, it will come as no surprise that this book makes me a little nervous. So far though (about 250 pages in), Franzen seems to be approaching it from a slightly different tangent, tiny sigh.
The New York Times hopes to inspire you to buy a great book for a loved one for the holidays. If so, don't forget to support local writers too, especially the ones from my writers' group, the Wired Monk Writers:
Drive-by Saviours (Roseway Publishing) by Chris Benjamin is the story of desire and connection among lonely people adrift in a crowded world. [I can personally recommend as a great read] You can purchase it at the bookstore or click on the link above to buy directly from the publisher.
Or, if you lean more toward the science fiction/fantasy, you could purchase a copy of Simon Vigneault's novelette Stealing Fire, released in the Shelter of Daylight Anthology
(a few seconds after clicking, it lines you up with Shelter of Daylight. Below the list of authors and stories there are three links for US, Canadian, and International orders).
Wishing one & all a FABULOUS Saturday!
Now back to Freedom:)