Sunday, April 24, 2011


There’s nothing more intoxicating than being in the presence of someone who is happy. Happy people are full of light and it’s just plain fun to be around them.

I’ve recently stumbled across the huge book blogging community and am amazed how happy they are. They radiate an incredible passion for reading and reviewing books. They are a kind and friendly bunch, excited about finding good reads and sharing. And that’s pretty darn thrilling for writers.

I can see why Amanda Hocking says she loves book bloggers. It’s quite the difference from the years of slush pile attitudes that writers have had to endure over the years. It’s refreshing.

A well-known author was recently quoted as saying that the American public doesn’t read anymore. She based this on New York publishers reporting financial difficulties.

But she’s wrong. People haven’t given up reading. They just do it differently now. They’ve found indie authors, cheaper books, and e-readers. And they’ve discovered a bigger, better banquet.

Passionate readers have found a better way to follow their bliss.

Happy Easter!

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