I am a writer with a voracious appetite for books and a communications degree (with emphasis on news editorial/journalism) from Southern Oregon University.
How do I tell you why the literary community is important to me, because we aren’t here to discuss me—we are here because we share a love of books.
I don’t view reading as an escape as much as an extension of reality. Books help me make sense of the world, and find my place there. I work as an independent bookseller, and I worked in a small, independent publishing house as well. At this point books are more than a hobby or passion—they are my life.
Currently this website is very casual. I don’t post as much as I would like. My long term goal however is establishing a book review site that supports independent booksellers.
This project is inspired by both Indie Next (America’s coalition of independent booksellers) and Goodreads, a book review site that employs a writing staff and encourages user’s to post reviews. I love this site; however, Goodreads is now owned by Amazon. I want to build on this idea and connect book reviewers and readers to independent booksellers.
I am the only “staff,” but I want to encourage other readers to post comments and reviews. I look forward to adding more ways to interact, such as book lists, sharing tools and more. Happy reading.