Who Am I Book Tag | The Great American Read by PBS

I found this tag over on Meltotheany (she says it was started by PBS Digital Studios, although I cannot find a source to link) and it celebrates PBS’ The Great American Read. If you are not familiar with this series, here is a little snippet from the About page (which you can read in its entirety here):

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey)*.  It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.

To choose America’s #1 best-loved novel, PBS has opened up voting on their website, on social media, and through SMS; [if you are in the US] you can vote for your favorite book every day, and you can vote for as many books each day as you would like. I watched the launch special back in May and it was excellent – the next installment premieres on September 11th so if you are in the US and/or can stream PBS I would highly recommend tuning in. Learn more about voting and streaming here, and before I continue on this tangent, let’s get into the tag.

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The Great American Read Premiere on PBS

There’s Something About The Great American Read.

If you were tuned into PBS last night (May 22nd) around 8pm, you caught the beginning of the Great American Read premiere. Hopefully you stay tuned for the two hours, or, if you were like me, watched until the live Facebook feed cut out around 9:15.

If you had been scouring the list of America’s 100 best-loved novels, participating in the discussions in the Book Club Facebook group, adding to your TBR list, and voting for the past few weeks, I hope the premiere was as satisfactory to you as it was to me.

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