“One of the great values of literature is its ability to convey experiences different from our own, to let us see inside the heads of characters from different time periods, different countries, different races, classes, and, yes, ages. Every time a grownup reads a YA book, they widen their perspective in important ways.”
Amid recent articles dismissing recent works of young adult fiction as unimportant, embarrassing and works of “juvenilia”, comes Julie Beck’s piece in today’s TheAtlantic.com. The Adult Lessons of YA Fiction discusses the importance of revisiting the “elemental truths” found in the YA fiction that we once loved as kids and how they can be every bit as meaningful to us as adults.
We couldn’t agree more.
A wonderful thing about one of the courses I’m currently taking is the ability to apply the lessons to my real-life business. Including the birth of this blog. I feel that over the past two weeks I’ve been immersed in a sea of social media marketing basics and I really look forward to the time when the application of these tools feels a bit more familiar and I’m not longer treading water, but familiar and fluent with the strokes.
That said, I am pretty giddy for having successfully launched and linked our latest Valentine’s Day promotional book sale to our company Facebook and Twitter pages (and right now on our blog!) as additional outlets to our email marketing promotions. Basic? Yes. But there is an undeniable thrill with just getting into the water.