Facebook Notes (Part 1)

How’s this for a fun flashback? Going through my Facebook Mary Lamphere-Author account, I recently came across a couple of old posts. These “notes” were a way to blog before I was blogging. It was interesting to read them after ALL THIS TIME! Here is the first one.

(Did you check the date? This one was posted in March of 2011. 2011!)


Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Neverwhere is one of my all time favorite books. I ‘read’ it on audio and was an instant fan of Neil Gaiman. I’ve since seen him live (thanks to Anderson’s Book Shop in support of his award winning, The Graveyard Book) and he is as engaging in person as he is on the page. I’m pleased, and surprised, that Chicago selected this novel for it’s One Book program. I hope you’ll join the city of Chicago and me in (re)reading it.

One Book, One Chicago
One Book, One Chicago seeks to cultivate a culture of reading in our city by reinforcing the importance and fun of reading and highlighting the benefits of reading together as a community. Twice annually—once in the spring and again in the fall—a book is selected and promoted to all of Chicago. Discussions of the selected book take place in more than 50 library locations as well as outside locations, and several public programs are created to further enrich the experience of reading the book.

In fall 2011, One Book, One Chicago will celebrate 10 years of bringing Chicagoans together around a great book! Reading great literature provokes us to think about ourselves, our environment and our relationships. Talking about great literature with friends, family and neighbors often adds richness and depth to the experience of reading.

Selected Spring 2011


I didn’t make any changes or updates. Please note, the chipublib.org link posted is no longer available. It HAS been seven years…for more information on the program, click One Book, One Chicago.  A list of previous titles for OBOC can be found here.

Anderson Bookshop continues to host fabulous authors. Check out their website for upcoming events, including Jodi Picoult.

Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book can be ordered from Amazon. Of course, your copy will probably not be autographed. 😀

And, in a particularly timely coincidence, The Lifeline Theater in Chicago is performing Neverwhere through August 12th! Click here for more information.

I hope you “liked” this Facebook flashback. Stay tuned for another tomorrow!

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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