A few days ago you might recall that I wrote about author Octavia Butler and asked for your feedback on what to start reading by her (view Octavia Butler entry here). I got a ton of responses through the blog and off line. Thanks.
Well, the city of Pasadena, California has chosen Octavia Butler's novel, Kindred, as its 2006 selection for the One City, One Story program.
This is a yearly city-wide initiative which seeks to get the entire city -- from schools and students to readers and regular folks -- to unite around reading the same title... and then engaging in a number of city-sponsored discussions and events throughout the year around the book.
So I've started reading Kindred. And it's good... and even if you don't live in Pasadena, you can join the bandwagon, too... and maybe we'll have our own discussion here in a few weeks. What do you think?
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