Monday, June 4, 2007
I'm a big Orson Scott Card fan and love it when he comes out with a new book. One day, while skimming through his website www.hatrack.com I noticed that he had a blog link on the left-hand side of the page. He writes about books, movies, t.v., food, schools, the economy, whatever strikes his fancy. I've found several book gems by reading his blog. This week he talks about the book choices he made for teaching a class on the Contemporary American Novel at Southern Virginia University. It's too long to include here, but I printed it up and put it in my stack of books to be read, so I can find some of them at the library. He has strong feelings on the merit of books that are understandable by most people, and little patience for the intellectual superiority complex of English professors en masse. I'm excited to try out some of these books. How fun would it be to take a class from Mr. Card?