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Book signing at Helen Thomas in Andover on TUESDAY, JULY 24th from 6-9.
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I am happy to say that Musing Mediterranean falls into a relatively new category of books called Up Lit. Short for uplifting literature, this new trend focuses on positivity, humor, kindness and compassion. Thank God! I don’t think I could bear one more violent, depressing, tragic or hyper-sexualized story. The inundation of these types of books is exactly what prompted me to write something entirely different. I just needed a break from all of the darkness.
In fact, I surround myself with little tchotchkes, like the one pictured, just to remind myself that the world is not a bad place. You’ll also find engraved trays and whimsical magnets that read Live Love Laugh scattered about my house. I have wall hangings that boast the values of friendship. I even have water bottles with sayings to inspire. She Believed She Could So She Did is one of my favorites.
If my home décor is any indication, good things are happening right here on Mother Earth even if tuning into your daily news makes you think otherwise.
It’s nice to know I am not alone in my quest for positivity. Up Lit is gaining in popularity and maybe, just maybe, the reading population is getting back in touch with their softer side. Let’s hope this extends to the entire human population as well.
Here are a couple of great articles on Up Lit.
Why We’re Looking for “Up Lit” – Dudley Court Press
The Rise of “Up Lit” – Hazel Gaynor
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