Friday, June 4, 2010

CL Bledsoe, On Reading

"I’m a reader from a family of readers. I’m not a snob when it comes to books, because I realized long ago that critics have agendas, though I don’t really enjoy simplistic books. Right now, I’m reading The Anthologist by NicholsonBaker and Lamb by Christopher Moore. Now that it’s summer, I’m looking forward to reading Enduring, Donald Harington’s last novel, and Tom Jones. If one wants to be a writer, one has to read. If one wants to understand the world, one has to read. Luckily, reading is one of the most fun things a person can do alone."

CL Bledsoe is the author of two poetry collections, _____(Want/Need) and Anthem. A short story collection, Naming the Animals, is forthcoming this summer. He regularly reviews for a number of journals. Visit his blog here for more information.}

1 comment:

  1. I also came from a family of readers and saw nothing really different from my mother's love of romance novels and Mitchener from my need for everything from Sweet Valley High to Wuthering Heights.

    Really loved your book Anthem CL :)