Sometimes when I sit alone too long in my room I start to wonder things that might be a little too existential for some people, but I still wonder.
For instance, this morning I was reading about The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson and I wondered in a hundred years will there be a book that’s called The Blog Posts of Stacy Verdick Case? I mean isn’t that what I’m doing here? Creating short essays for you to mull over. While it would be so cool that people might be thinking of me posthumously is this a good representation of me or my writing. Um, probably not.
What are the literary foibles of our generation that will make it into the next century? Blog posts? Facebook status updates? Tweets? Google plus updates?
There are books of Tweets now like The Twits: Real Celebrities. Real Tweets. Real Funny. (really?). Will our culture be judged by 120 character observations? Will be judged by Kim Kardashians Selfie book? And if we are, will it be noted as the beginning of the decline of our civilization? Like we judge the fall of Rome at the point when they valued beauty before all things?
Maybe I shouldn’t be left alone for extended periods of time. I’m not sure it’s healthy for me to ponder these things. Now at least I’m not alone. I bet you’re thinking about it too now.
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Stacy Verdick Case is the Author of the Catherine O’Brien mysteries and the host of the MyTalk 107.1 Podcast The Not Boring Book Show.
Happy Banned Books Week Everyone!
Yes, in this day and age I’m sad to say that books are still being banned. I’m re-posting this photo I took some time ago of banned books attacking me (yes that really is me under those books. Enjoy and fight book banning wherever you find it!
When Banned Books Attack!
A weird thing has been happening to me lately – well ever since the show started. Now when I talk to people about books and they start to talk about a book they enjoy they start with the phrase, “It’s not a mystery.” Almost apologetically.
I get it. I mean I host a show called It’s A Mystery to Me. Naturally the thought is that I read mysteries and I do.
Let me state for the record that I read more than just mysteries. If it has words on it and stands still long enough, chances are I will read it.
I enjoy all forms of genre fiction, but I also like to read inspirational, self-help, and even business books.
So don’t feel like you have to apologize to me for telling me you loved A Man Called Ove, Jenny Lawson’s books, or Self Made, because the answer you will probably here from me is Me Too! And if not me too then it just might be, “I have to read that.”