So many new books

but don’t forget the older ones.

Celebrating 100 Years of Pulitzer Prize-Winning Fiction

Each April, since 1917, the Pulitzer Prize exalts some of the highest achievements in journalism and the arts. For the fiction award, the committee honors a piece of distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, published the previous year. His Family by Ernest Poole was the first book to ever receive the award. This year, the prize is celebrating its centennial. –



Me Again

For me,  the next best thing to hearing an author talk about their work is reading comments from authors about their work.  There are a number of authors who have blogs and there are groups of authors who share blogs.  Because I am a mystery fan two of my favorites of these are Maine Crime Writers  and Jungle Red Writers.

This morning Katherine Hall Page writes about her new book which takes her characters to a new location on Maine Crime Writers.


And by coincidence (or not) Katherine is also heavily mentioned as the editor of a short short anthology Malice Domestic: Murder Most Conventional on Jungle Red Writers today. Malice is the annual conference that honors and celebrates the authors of traditional mysteries (sometimes called cozies but Katherine doesn’t approve of that designation)

And I should be clear – frequently the authors contributing to these blogs aren’t writing about their books – they are sharing recipes, wondering what kind of hat everyone wears, fussing about the publishing business or sharing happy news.  But they are interesting people – which no doubt makes their books interesting.


Opportunities to talk about books abound

Just saw this notice from Bullfinch Restaurant in Sudbury –

begins Monday, April 11th
6:00 – 7:30
For this very first get together, we can discuss what we are currently reading, what our favorite recent books is,what kinds of books we like to read and how we would like to proceed
If you are planning on attending, please give us a call so that we have an idea of how many are coming….

purchasing food and drink during the meeting is not required, but all menus will be available if you would like.
Meeting the second MONDAY of each month