Reader's Exchange

Getting a Reputation

It's a momentous week to launch a new blog.  Michael Jackson's death has inspired all sorts of musings regarding what his music meant to whom and when.  His legions of fans include so many in our area, and yet I heard someone on KUT radio observe that "Austin isn't really Michael Jackson country".   A city known for quirky tastes and musical diversity, Austin is not easily identified as anyone's turf, certainly not that of a pop icon.  

Everyone knows that Austin is enviably weird and progressive.  In Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, and other such places, we're still discovering which choices demonstrate our character.

Reading preferences express so much about a community.  Comments offered at the library here in Round Rock are intriguing, but we'd like to hear much more from readers, library users or not.  What do you love to read?  Avoid reading? (And are there stories explaining why?)  What favorite author do you see languishing on the shelf and wish others would encounter?  

Share your thoughts and critiques about books, authors, new formats such as Kindle and mp3, or any other reader-ly opinions with us here.   What we read is who we are! 

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