22 Jan '14, 6pm

@paulconstant @AndreaCCurrie I know exactly where you're coming from, though, Paul! Here's what I wrote about it:

As it happens, I’d been giving this a lot of thought lately, as I decided to map out my tentative reading choices for the weekly posts I write for the USA Network’s Character Approved writing section . Since the archive listings for this section tend to be accompanied by author headshots, I imagined what that photo gallery would look like as the months progressed. Since the site’s overall mission is to recognize “the people, places and things that are making a mark by positively influencing our cultural landscape,” it’s important to me that the books and writers I feature aren’t just great on their own merits, but that—taken as a whole—they’ll reflect the diversity of American culture (and I’m not just thinking about gender here). I don’t want to limit myself to a literature that simply reinforces my own attitudes and experiences; I want to find books that push me into unf...

Full article: http://beatrice.com/wordpress/2012/01/27/beam-in-my-own-r...

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