Saturday, December 15, 2012

Kerry Casey Guest Post + Giveaway

Kerry Casey Guest Post + Giveaway

Book Snobs Unite!  Kerry Casey is the Minnesota Author in the Spotlight here on Booksnob this month and he has written a guest post on Book Snobbery.  Are you a Book Snob??

Welcome to Kerry Casey!

Greetings, fellow book snobs,

You know what? It’s good to be a book snob—as long as you’re not sharp-tongued. And you bring a decent bottle of wine to the dinner party. And don’t drone on about 19th-century French literature.

The reading world needs book snobs. Otherwise stacks of wonderful writing would collect dust. And we’d be faced with the terror of Nicholas Sparks bookclubs taking over the world.

The holidays are undoubtedly the best time to be a book snob. There’s extra reading time. And here’s a way to fill it: read my novels. Allow me to concede the floor to a few fellow book snobs and let them tell you why you should consider doing so. (Recently, from the Comments page on my website.)

“Each month, I visit the same independent bookstore and buy a book by a Minnesota author. Your book was my most recent purchase and one of the best books I’ve bought over the past 55 years of buying books.”  --Rick M

“Thank you for a great Thanksgiving read. It is truly a page turner, but fascinating
because of the very real characters not just the plot. I read it during a time of discernment around my own career. The message of waiting and even working for grace struck deep.” --Terri S

“Just finished the new book “Singer.” I couldn’t put it down. I read it in two days and just loved it. It picks up where “Fall to Grace” left off. If you love to read, pick up this new book and have at it under a blanket on the couch.” –Sue K

Indeed! Have at it under a blanket…spoken like a true book snob: comfortably assertive. Well done, Sue.

Here’s what I’d like you to know about my novels. I write about how beautiful life is, and how beautiful life is not. I write about what happens after “why?” And how relationships are our only deliverance. In my opinion, it’s not enough for a book to be a page-turner. It’s not enough for a book to be reflective. A book must braid the two.

So there you have it. Be a proper book snob. Be standoffish for a moment. Then yield to the call of two fine books waiting to be discovered, embraced, and shared for the holidays. Now, about that unheralded French librettist….

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Thanks, Kerry!!

If you would like to win a copy of Kerry's book please click here:  Fall to Grace Giveaway