Having read my blog, you might have noticed a section listing what I have read so far this year. While it is not a particularly popular part of the blog, I have maintained it until now because I saw value in doing that. I had hoped to get some recommendations of what I could read and maybe even discuss books with some people. I have had some great conversations in bookstores and on public transport talking about books. Sadly this really hasn’t happened.
In the previous year, I merely listed the books and included a picture of the covers for the month. This year, until quite recently, I wrote something about the books I read. I wouldn’t call them book reviews, but rather, musings on the books I read.
Last week I read Running with Raven by Laura Lee Huttenbach. I grabbed this book from the new pile at the library. I read the back and thought it was worth a read.
This time, rather than write anything about it, I sent a message to the author on her website. I am a big believer in feedback. I am feeling pretty encouraging these days.
Today, she wrote me back. Mostly, she asked me to help her promote her book on Amazon and Goodreads. The thing is that she ended with a comment about enjoying my comment. I could be cynical and see it as just a form letter and all part of the grand marketing scheme. However, I am choosing to see it in a more positive light. A Perfect light, if you will.
As for the book, I enjoyed it. I would also recommend it for its inspiring message.