> The Things You Can Read: 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 14

The Things You Can Read welcomes you and thanks you for your readership. We, here at The Things You Can Read, ask your help, if you visit our site regularly, please follow us either via email or Google Friend Connect.  Launched on June 7, 2012, our site has already attracted a great deal of attention.  One of the goals of the site is to feature reviews of Children's Picture Books, Young Adult novels and Adult Literary Fiction/Nonfiction.  A second goal for the blog is to be a resource for teachers of English and writing--with examples of student created writing, writing tips, resource links, and the opportunity to pick the brain of a seasoned English teacher.  To spice things up...every now and then, we'll also include random quotes and thoughts on education and life in general, but our ultimate goal is to reach out into the blogosphere and be a "Book Whisperer" and "Writing Whisperer" to children and adults of all ages.   Thank you for your readership.  Here is to a lifetime filled with reading and writing.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 14

Day 14:  Describe one underappreciated book EVERYONE should read. 

Okay, you may have noticed, I got day 13 and 14 backwards...oh well...I don't know if I know of an underappreciated book EVERYONE should read, but I AM reading a book that according to some very big literary gurus, like novelist Ian McEwan, it is a novel that should not be looked over, in fact, they are praising it up and down. What novel is causing such a commotion? The novel is Stoner by John Edward Williams, which was published in 1965. Some of these literary giants have gone so far as to say it is one of the great novels of the century.

A little-known book called Stoner has caught the imagination of readers and writers alike. Written by American writer John Williams, it was first published in 1965, and is now being hailed as one of the great novels of the century. Author Ian McEwan explains the book's appeal to the Today programme's Sarah Montague on the BBC. He said: "As soon as you start reading it you feel you're in very, very good hands. It's a very authoritative prose. The story, just to list its elements make it sound rather dull, and a little too sad, but in fact a small life out of which John Williams makes a very, very beautiful novel. "It is the most extraordinary discovery for us readers." BBC

How would you answer any of these questions?  Let us know here at The Things You Can Read!

Happy Reading
The Things You Can Read!
Believe In Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love, and the Power of Books!

1 comment:

  1. I've been falling in love with "older" books, so this one I just added to my TBR list.

    I picked up a book from Goodwill called THE BOOK OF FOLK STORIES published in 1893. It has a lot of fairy tales that we know but with endings that aren't so peachy. For example, the wolf eats Little Red Riding Hood. I wonder why the classic children stories were rewritten to have a HEA, when the original endings made so much more sense.


Your Comment is awaiting moderation. It will appear once it has been approved.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...