Thursday, November 3, 2011
It's Contemp Time!
For the month of November, the awesome Ashley at Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing and Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit have teamed up to bring us Just Contemporary--a month-long tribute to the awesome world of Contemporary novels! (yay them!)
Now, I will admit that I'm not a contemporary reader per say, but since a couple of friends (Hi G! Hi MB!) kept kicking me in the pancreas till I read some Jennifer Echols books (which were awesome, btw!), I can now say that I'm a fan! Contemporaries (or Contemps, as some may call them) are great ways for teens--and yes, some of us adults who think we're still teens--to discover themselves, or lose themselves, or reinvent themselves through reading. These books are packed with emotional turmoil, love, distress...the list goes on and on and on. But what they always showcase is the ability for humanity and the human spirit to rise above any and everything it faces...now how is that not a good thing?
So, come join us on this month of exploring and celebrating the Contemporary genre...it's gonna be fun!