Literary Masters has a Facebook page. I say this with mixed feelings. I hate it when people of my generation (not that old, just not that young either, never mind the specifics) act disdainful toward the current craze of social networking and all that entails, you know, Facebook, Twitter and the like. Instant info, constant sharing, keeping it short, what’s the buzz now. I’m not against any of it, I just wonder about the value of it all. And I wonder, where is it taking us?

I mean, after all, I run book groups and literary salons. We’re kind of the antithesis of what I’ve just described. We take time to read books. We take time to think about what we’ve read. We take time to ‘dig deep’ into what we’ve read and we take time to discuss what we’ve read.

And I think every single person in every one of my groups would tell you that there is tremendous value in what we do. Not only do we connect with each other every month, we connect with readers across time, we reflect on what it means to be on this earth, and we contemplate how we want to live.

Hmm…that was a bit heavy.

Having said all that, I agree with Tracy from the musical Hairspray, who sings, “You can’t stop an avalanche when it’s racing down the hill,” and so I am, better late than never, going to embrace my new Facebook page. I’m not sure where it’s leading me, but I’m curious. So, I plan to update it frequently. Go there today and you’ll find a last minute gift suggestion–one of the funniest books I’ve read all year.

So please visit Literary Masters on Facebook. And let me know if you “like” it!

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