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This Common Reader writes about reading, book reviews, authors, adventures in writing, and personal essays about life in the South.

Virginia Woolf created a series of books on essays and book critiques.  The Common Reader First Series included an introductory paragraph explaining its title. “The common reader differs from the critic and the scholar. …He reads for his own pleasure rather than to impart knowledge or correct the opinion of others.  Above all he is guided by an instinct to create…”

If Mrs. Woolf were around today, she would be a blogger.  Don’t you think?

My name is Melissa Powell Gay and I am the author of This Common Reader.  The purpose of my blog is to fulfill my “instinct to create”.

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One Response to About

  1. Beth says:

    Congratulations, Melissa! What a wonderful idea, and you are just the person to pull it off. Looking forward to what’s next. Have fun!

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