“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
Why do we love books? Perhaps because they delight us, or because they offer an escape from the dreary world we live in. Maybe we love books because they open the gateway to knowledge. Or maybe, we love books simply because they’re beautiful and they smell good. While books serve a myriad of purposes, 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, articles, and resources for further reading.
Thanks for reading, and welcome to LitWyrm.
About the Author:
Karley M. 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 trying her hand at different arts, including woodcarving and bookbinding.