"What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come." Oprah
Maybe it is lame to quote Oprah, but I'm desperatly hopeful
that she's right. This blog is really to try to deter the premature insanity that was beginning to emerge while I am learning web design, and following my passions. If you have a strong stomach, and good sense of humor, or are one of my friends or family (not optional for that group) please enjoy the ride.
The story starts with post #1, and continues to present day. I will keep you posted (pun intended), with the lasted chapter daily. Also, I will share my reviews of the books I escape with along the way.
Please, read, enjoy, comment, link, or message me. I'd love the feedback, it makes it seem less like I am just talking to myself.

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Conversation of Books


That is my passion. I am so excited when I hear, read, see, or engage in a conversation about books. Honestly, that is what prompted Ijustfinished.com in the first place. It is happening all of the time, in the real world, in classrooms, at the watercooler, bookclubs, virtually in oh so many ways, and even on the radio.

It was just this morning that I heard what was supposed to be a movie review, turn into a conversation starter for a book. Listen here as Kenneth Turan of NPR turns his review of The Watchmen (the movie) into a great compliment of the graphic novel. I am sure that many people went to work this morning with just that topic on their minds for lively debates with their friends and coworkers about the validity of books to movies.

That excites me. Call me crazy, or maybe just a passionate book nerd, but I think that the conversation of books is so very important. That is going to be the focus of this blog from now on. I am going to do my little part to ensure that we all keep talking about books.

Next post: the new books I am editing...current title: Let's Talk About YOUR Book! Teaching authors how to promote the conversations of their books.

2 comments:

john bougearel said...

Renee,

This is a very thoughtful post. Thank you

john said...

I have followed my heart with respect to work all of my life. There are costs associated with it, like years of being underpaid. Then for me, a few years of being overpaid, then shrinking back to underpaid. The oscillations are tough, but the job is great...

And my 9.58 post was supposed to go with your Jan 2 post, just so you know!