Friday, April 22, 2011

S is for Story

S is for Story and Stock Your Library Blogfest

I work at a theater. Sometimes the actors grumble. Maybe the attendance is low or whatever. When this happens I tell them "Just tell the story"
This usually gets a laugh because they hear it so often.
It is good advice for writers too. Just tell the story.

S is also for the Stock Your Library Blogfest hosted by Tamara Hart Heiner at Chasing Dreams
This is a super easy blogfest to participate in. Sign up. Then suggest a title for your library to stock and then share which book you suggested.

I requested my library stock Tamara's book, Perilous. I picked this book because I enjoyed reading it and because my library didn't have it in stock. I follow a lot of author blogs and it is great to see my library stocks so many books by authors I follow in the blogosphere. But my library didn't have Tamara's book and I thought that should be fixed.

In addition to making this request I made a donation to my library. The economy is slow and more people are using the library. I also felt like I needed to celebrate the fact that my Kindle will soon be able to get ebooks from the library.

What book do you want your library to stock? How do you remember to tell the story in your writing?

5 comments:

Christina Lee said...

I love that you say that! EEK-I don't use the library as much as I should *sigh*

Alicia Gregoire said...

I think I'm going to post "tell the story" on my monitor. It's great advice.

I've misplaced my library cards. I'm so ashamed.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Yay Carrie! You are awesome,#1 for being in my blogfest #2 for requesting my book #3 just for being you! :)

Tim Riley said...

You've posed an interesting question. I don't know which book I'd like my library to stock. I'm going to have to think about that one.

The library is huge in our family. I take my daughters at least once a week. We usually "donate" with the late fees we wind up paying. Our library just had a food drive and we donated a bunch of food.

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Wow, a library donation is such a wonderful idea! You've inspired me:)