Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
Recently I watched a show on PBS called The Great American Read. It's perfect for book lovers, and I suspect that includes most of us. You can watch the launch special HERE.
PBS used a national survey to present the 100 best-loved novels in the U.S. Now we can vote for our favorites HERE. You can vote once a day for each book and in a variety of ways, such as signing in with your email address, Facebook, or Twitter.
Although the list includes a couple of books that make me raise my eyebrows (Fifty Shades of Grey? Puh-lease!), I suspect I'll want to read some of the books on the list that I've missed.
Voting ends at midnight PT on October 18, 2018. The winner will be announced on PBS.
I suspect I'll cast most of my votes for my all-time favorite novel
but I've also voted for
After you've checked out the list, I hope you'll come back to tell us which books are your favorites. I also want to know how many of the 100 you've read.
I've read 43, but keep in mind that a series counts as one book so I've actually read more books than the 43 I can count. By the time we reach the finale of the series in October, I hope I'll be up to 50 books.
Some of the books on the list are pretty darn tempting.
Infinities of love,
P.S. It's Memorial Day, and I'd like to know why people are setting off firecrackers as if this day is some kine of celebration.