Wimpy Readers Need Not Apply

“I think I read that.”

Pause.

If you’re lucky, the eery silence may be punctured by the chirp of sympathetic crickets.

Even the supportive reader doesn’t always know what to say when giving feedback.

I’m not talking about the jealous coulda/woulda/shoulda but DIDN’T person.

Famed Seattle librarian and BOOK LUST author Nancy Pearl inspired this "Librarian Action Figure." Those amazing folks named "Archie McPhee"(www.McPhee.com)  say she's out of stock?!? I love the superhero mission of the figure: "To Promote and Celebrate the Written Word!"

Famed Seattle librarian and BOOK LUST author Nancy Pearl inspired this “Librarian Action Figure.” Those amazing folks named “Archie McPhee”(www.McPhee.com) say she’s out of stock?!? I love the superhero mission of the figure: “To Promote and Celebrate the Written Word!”

You don’t need to present an oral report on someone’s poem/article/blog post/short story/book.

Try just six words.

“It was ____.”

I was _____.”

Funny? Scary? Surprised? Pleased? You know the honest answers.

Writers are sharing feelings. That’s what they hope you have, too.

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