Thursday, September 29, 2011

Upcoming guests

I have several authors who will be guesting on my blog in October. Because October is a time for reading! (When isn't?)

I'm not a fan of James Patterson. I did read several early Alex Cross books and enjoy them but once he started writing with others, the quality didn't just decline, it plummeted. But I like this article from CNN on How to get your kid to be a fanatic reader

I wonder what we can do to get everyone to be a fanatic reader? Hmm, the possibilities. Because let's face it, reading is fun and frankly the book is always better than the movie!


Gordon Kessler said...

I agree completely with what you said about James Patterson. I absolutely love his Alex Cross books. But, when you get so big that your name sells books, and you take on authors who haven't had their own break-through novel to write under your name just to move books and make money, you're selling out. It's about the money instead of your readers--and that's too bad.

Isabel Roman said...

You're absolutely right! He's about making money without the work that goes into writing. He's got good ideas, but when he wants to publish a book every other month, everything declines.

'See' you Thursday, Gordon!

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