The SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column is a place at Shannon Muir’s author website open to interviews and guest posts from other authors. One thing Shannon firmly believes in for readers not only to learn about new books available, but about those who craft the tales behind them. As its name implies, SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column features writers from all genres of fiction who want their potential audience to get to know them, and their works, better – and occasionally may offer features from Shannon herself that support readers to discover words.
DISCOVER WORDS… REFLECTIONS is usually a monthly blog series, the first week of every month, that focuses on readers and the discovery of words. As part of the anniversary celebration for SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS, DISCOVER WORDS… REFLECTIONS posts will appear every Wednesday for the month of April. All blog posts written by Shannon Muir.
Today I attended a presentation given by an author who grew up in one country, but is now here in the United States. At the questions portion of the panel, someone asked how people back where he grew up felt about the books (where he has gone back to visit and do more research as an adult). He admitted that this part of the world wasn’t a primary book market, and had no strong interest in e-books, so many people in that area likely haven’t read his works.
It reminded me that in such a global world, how easy it is to take for granted that people have access to words and information. Sometimes they do not, even if advanced in other ways. It makes me stop and take reflection how grateful I am to have such a wide variety of books and information available to me.
Until next week!