Mar 10, 2011
Posted by Robyn Grady
What I’m reading: Red Lotus by Pai Kit Fai
What I’m listening to: The blessed hum of air-con
Making me smile: It’s Friday!!
We all have favourite books! Those stories that immediately draw you in with gripping emotion and characters you feel you know and want so desperately to win out against the odds. The book I’m enjoying at the moment falls into that category, a keeper I will remember for years to come.
Red Lotus traces the adventures, and hardships, of a girl child growing up in rural China at the start of the 20th century. The prose is beyond beautiful, Li X’ia is everything a heroine should be – brave, intelligent – and the author lives in Australia.
I want to tell this writer how much I admire their talent and fell in love with these characters.
But will I?
Admission. I read a lot, however, it’s rare that I contact authors to praise their work. I feel as though I’m intruding on a busy person’s life, or that surely they must know already the worth of their work. And yet, for me, receiving feedback from my readers is one of the most rewarding parts of my job/passion.
When was the last time you wanted to drop a note to an author about a book you loved, or actually looked up their website and took the plunge?