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Friday, December 7, 2007

Student Annotations: Gentle Reads and Comments on Genre

Here is another student annotation. This time it is a gentle read by a classic author.

The Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge

Goudge is available in most public libraries and her stories are perfect for those readers seeking a nostalgic read. This is an important time to mention that Gentle Reads are not unsophisticated reads. These are simply stories without sex and violence but also generally without all of the "noise" of modern life (cell phones, computers, blackberries, etc...). These are for people who want a good story, or for those who complain that, "They just don't write stories like they used to anymore."

Other gentle read authors who are writing right now are Jennifer Chiaverini, Philip Gulley, and the very popular Adriana Trigiani. Don't forget Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series too.

Gentle reads become quite popular during the busy holiday season. So, remember these authors for your harried readers.

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