Whatever one thinks of Twitter, the Friday Reads hashtag is kind of a cool tradition. Take some of your favorite books by people you know, hashtag #fridayreads, and link directly to the book at your favorite local independent bookstore.
It looks something like this:
#fridayreads Loving #AVeryMinorProphet by @jamesbfrost. Tall bikes, zines, hipster love! Get it at @powells: http://bit.ly/JNfz8L
In honor of that tradition, here’s a list of some of my friends and their books. It's hard to write a book, so love and respect to all you.
(Oh and though he's not a personal friend, go to Powell's tonight and see Matt Love present his new book Sometimes a Great Movie: Paul Newman, Ken Kesey and the Filming of the Great Oregon Novel. Love a guy dedicated to preserving Oregon's history.
In no particular order:
- Greg Robillard — Captain Freedom
- Laurel Hermanson — Soft Landing
- Kerry Cohen — Seeing Ezra
- Gigi Rosenberg — The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing
- Martha Grover — One More for the People
- Heather Sharfeddin — Windless Summer
- Alexis Smith — Glaciers
- Pauls Toutonghi — Evel Knievel Days
- Evan Schneider — A Simple Machine, Like the Lever
- Rae Richen — Uncharted Territory
- Kevin Sampsell — A Common Pornography
- Lewis Buzbee — Bridge Over Time
- M. K. Hobson — The Native Star
- Art Edwards — Ghost Notes
(And, hey, if I overlooked you in my very quick hurry to post this to Powell's, personal message me before noon and I'll add you to the list.)
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James Bernard Frost is the author of the novels World Leader Pretend and A Very Minor Prophet, and the award-winning travel guide The Artichoke Trail. He lives in Oregon with the author Kerry Cohen, their four children, the rain, the freaks, and the trees. His bike is currently in disrepair.
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James Bernard Frost is the author of A Very Minor Prophet