Here. Read a book. #ldsconf

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I suddenly thought to start tweeting #MoLit / #MormonLit stuff during #ldsconf. I wasn’t consistent in my hashtags and not all my examples were ideal and I tended to repeat some works too many times and I wasn’t above being self-promotional, but I wasn’t totally dissatisfied with the results.

I’m putting them here mostly to encourage others to do better.

If I missed any literary tweets by myself or anyone else, put them in the comments and I’ll add them below this point.

10 thoughts on “Here. Read a book. #ldsconf”

  1. Have you read any of the buzz on Mette Harrison’s forthcoming The Bishop’s Wife? Can’t wait to get my hands on it. It should satisfy several of your entries above.

  2. I found Samuelsen’s Gaia to be almost revelatory to me. In conjunction with my own ponderings on The Prodigal Son, it influenced my short story “Allow Me to Introduce Myself” in Monsters & Mormons ( shameless plug and is heavily influencing the philosophy/worldbuilding of the novel I’m writing based on that story.

    Actually, Gaia has informed a lot of what I’ve written since we published Out of the Mount in ways big and small.

    It’s also helped me deal with and resolve a crisis of faith I was having for about three years.

  3. Harrison’s book got a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly, and very good reviews elsewhere. It is that very rare book, a quality novel by an active Mormon about Mormons, published by a national publisher. It will be published December 30th, just in time to slip into this year’s awards schedule.

  4. You can all help it get enough noms. (It probably needs four more, since I’ve already nominated it.) You don’t have to have read the book to nominate it. It definitely deserves consideration; I hope others will go to whitneyawards.com and nominate it. It takes five seconds.

  5. Novel about scouts, novel with a sacrament scene (several actually), challenges in mortality, and life-changing decisions: No Going Back, by… well. No ships, though.

    It’s hard for me to consider stories featuring musicians without thinking about Card’s “Unaccompanied Sonata” and Songmaster. No explicit Mormon tie-in, though. Although someone I know once commented to me that “Unaccompanied Sonata” depicted a universe where Satan’s plan had been accepted…

  6. Too limiting for me! Hence (among other reasons) why I don’t do Twitter, though I’m sure the discipline would do me good…

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