I received my copy of 6SV1 and am taking it slow in order to absorb the stories. Along the way, though, I'm noticing that I would like the opportunity to discuss stories with the contributing authors, as well as the readers. Comments, inspirations, motivations... you know, forum stuff that like minded individuals enjoy. Any takers?
Hi everyone. I have my copy of 6SV1 and have been able to look at it very little with it being midterms week here at school -- but I am so anxious to read it. I would love to discuss pieces with you all... I have been able to skim through and read the works of the people I know personally and I must say, "We sure do put together a nice book!" Kudos to all the authors and *major* kudos to Rob!!
Now that everyone else has gone to bed I'm gonna go sit on the couch and read while I listen to the frogs outside.
And yes, Joe Grant is a saint. He actually gave up his last copy for me. :( But, I plan to return the favor and sign one for him one of these days. :) He is definitely on my Christmas card list now. LoL
Absolutely. I'm slowly savoring The Book, as I call it, and enjoying the hell out of it. BTW, I met Tim Horvath, contributor of the 11 page piece (He beat Joe Grant out for longest piece!) at the Muse and the Marketplace conference this past weekend (sponsored by Grub Street). Very cool guy. We both got teary eyed listening to Jonathan Franzen talk about his work in the context of his family.
Robert, loved your seventh sentence - evocative.
Actually, there isn't a piece I haven't liked thus far; one woman moved away from me when I started sobbing on the metro after reading the piece about the woman swimmer with cancer (Tara's, I think). I get so emotional...
Linda, I wrote about the swimming woman in "Submerged" (p. 315). Interesting interpretation, thinking she had cancer. Love it! I never directly mentioned what was wrong with her. The piece sought to comment on the tendency we have to envy other people, and how dangerous that can be, as we truly never know the problems plaguing others.