“Do not, under any circumstances, belittle a work of fiction by trying to turn it into a carbon copy of real life; what we search for in fiction is not so much reality but the epiphany of truth.” – Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran, pp. 3
Books serve a myriad of purposes. They delight, entertain, and inform us; they give us an escape from reality. A good book may answer a slew of questions and raise a hundred others that we forgot to ask. Each book is different and offers something unique to it’s reader.
Even so, there’s one value all stories have in common. All good literature has the power to reveal truth.
LitWyrm is a blog dedicated to celebrating and learning from the books we love. As we discuss all kinds of literature, from picture books to poetry to post-modern narratives, we’ll focus on the truths found in those works. You can expect to find book reviews and articles, as well as original stories and the occasional author interview. This is a blog for bookworms in all walks of life.
As you read through articles found on this site, I encourage you to engage in the discussion. Share your thoughts about the works and what they’ve meant to you. Each of us brings our own stories with us as we enter the common ground of books, and so books can become the perfect meeting place for our differing perspectives.
Thank you for reading and welcome to LitWyrm.
About the Author:
Karley Conklin is a part-time librarian, part-time writer, and full-time bookworm. She has a combined B.A. degree in Literature and Christian Studies from North Greenville University. Her favorite genres are fantasy, sci-fi, and children’s literature. In her spare time, she enjoys woodcarving, hiking, and hanging out with her dog, Buddy.