Submitted by bookshelf on Thu, 02/09/2012 - 9:16pm
By Teresa Williams
I believe it takes an interesting character to tell a good story and one need look no further than the original Georgia Rambler, Charles Salter.
Salter, who will be at The BAG 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, is known for his columns in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the unique Southerners he met on his trips around the state in order to find the untold stories that should be heard.
Recently, I was privilleged enough to speak with Mr. Salter about his upcoming trip to Thomasville and, hands down, he's one of the most interesting persons I've ever spoken with and, given my seven years at a newspaper, I think that says something about the type of storyteller he is.
Not only can he paint a picture in your head with his words, but his enthusiasm and affection for the stories bring the characters to life in your imagination so it feels as though you are there, experiencing the story with him. Plus, he's just a nice, courteous guy.
I enjoyed ambling through some of his memories with him and I think anyone in the community that enjoys stories with both heart and wit would get lost in his ramblings and appreciate every second of it.
Submitted by bookshelf on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 3:54pm
last, the selection of YA vampire novels on the must-stock list are
dwindling. They are not quite non-existant, but are slowly being replaced by the
newest rage: dystopian.
Lowry made it cool with The
in the 90s. Hunger
made it hot. Then we had Matched.
And this week, audiences of all ages are raving over Pure,
which is slated to replace Hunger
as the cross-over dystopian read.
we sent Carrie off to New Orleans for the American Bookseller's
Association Winter Institute, I made sure she had the audio version
of Hilary Jordan's When
my personal dystopian fave of recent years (granted my dystopian reading list
is a mite short).
Jennie Tetreault of Publisher's Weekly said it
is not only one of the best books of the year, but it's everything
the dystopian genre was made for-- a politically relevant gauntlet of
human misery caused by the terrible norms of state and culture.”
Carrie and I agree.