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 a monthly blog series, the first Wednesday of every month, that focuses on readers and the discovery of words. All blog posts written by Shannon Muir. This month shares her thoughts on the meaning and relevance of “turning the page”.
Today I want to look at the phrase, “turning the page”.
It’s usually used in contexts that have little to do with physical books. The phrase usually describes the activity of making some sort of change and putting something in the past behind. This can be a change in organizational policy, in a person’s behavior, and other kinds of things. The phrase likely becomes favored for the fact it is very visual in nature.
It says a lot for the power of books that the concept of “turning the page” endures, even as we live in a society where turning a page happens more with the swipe of a finger than lifting a sheet of paper and physically flipping it over. No matter the form, books stay relevant.
Until next month!