The Great American Read
I hope you are participating in the PBS balloting for America’s favorite books. It’s free! They have assembled 100 popular books from across the world of literature for you to think about and vote for your favorites. In Mid-October they will announce the book with the single most votes.
The range of books is immense: Pilgrim’s Progress to 50 Shades of Gray; from Charlotte’s Web to Catch 22. You are encouraged to vote for as many books as you wish every day until the event ends. I’ve followed it since a PBS program introduced each book in June. That program may still be viewed at the website for this undertaking at: www.pbs.org/greatamericanread
Enjoy and participate in this huge public event. Also, let me know which famous, well-read authors do you feel are missing from the top 100. I miss Pat Conroy and Kent Harf for starters. It would be fun to compile my/our list of authors who ‘didn’t make the cut’ but have inspired or impressed us with their messages so please send me your favorite author’s names and books if you wish. I’ll save our list and compare it to their list once the results are posted.
Remember my VISA card random drawing for people who review Tasman. You have about 45 days until the next drawing. I look forward to your input which will give you a chance for the $20 quarterly VISA card. Details on my website.