Population: 485, by Michael Perry, is one of my favorite books. I’ve written about it here before, recommended it to family and my book club. There are so many reasons why I love this book that the words jam up; basically, what they all boil down to is: Read Good Book.
From the moment I learned of it, I have been excited about the First Annual Fox Cities Book Festival. It’s gained support and momentum over the past few months and the news just kept getting better and better. My eager anticipation was ramped up to ants-in-the-pants status a couple of weeks ago when I learned that it would kick off with a reading, signing and discussion by MICHAEL PERRY!!
So now, in very timely fashion, I’m getting primed by reading Truck. I don’t know why it took me so long to pick it up — I’m loving it. He hits home and plays heartstrings and makes me laugh — out loud. That’s rare. I’m going to want more. If you’re interested, Michael Perry’s website: SneezingCow.com. (I’m completely enamored with a guy who explains that he may decline a speaking engagement because… "There are two little girls here who won’t be little girls forever.")
And now (not totally out of the blue if you consider yesterday’s post), a musical interlude. And, also, it’s about reading and writing…