I picked up some friends and insight after reading The Watsons Go to Birmingham (written by a Flint person), An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood by former President Jimmy Carter and The Color of Water by James McBride and Memories of Summer by Ruth White.
I hope to do both with this new effort: One Book, One Twitter.
From a Flint Public Library release:
"The purpose of One Book • One Community is to encourage a sense of community through the shared experience of reading a book that serves as a stimulus for discussing community issues. "Not that we need a reason to talk on Twitter :) But it could be interesting to see what's up.
So head over to Wired.com and help choose the book for our summer reading and Twitter chatting for summer. Just posting this idea on my Facebook page helped me get to know someone better, a plus in my book.
"Want to spend the summer following John Joseph Yossarian trying to survive World War II, or with Holden Caulfield on his misadventures through New York City? Maybe you’d rather endure the bombing ... "read the rest online and vote there too.
Over on Twitter, follow @crowdsourcing and #1b1t for upates. Find me @mcwflint And don't forget to vote for a book. Here are some under consideration, with a link to entries in wikipedia.org
- Brave New World
- Slaughterhouse Five
- American Gods
- Fahrenheit 451
- The Catcher in the Rye
- The God of Small Things
- 100 Years of Solitude
- Song of Solomon
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