1book140 is more than an online book club. Over the years, it has developed into an international community that has read hundreds of pages together, sharing friendships and respectful conversations. That's why I'm taking part of this post to remember Patricia Rosier, a long-time participant who passed away this June (read more on The Standard and The Hand Mirror).
In our friend's honor, we're going to pick a tribute weekend to read some of Rosier's fiction. I'm also inviting nominations for LGBTQ fiction for our September read. Suggest a book in the comments by the end of Wednesday, August 20, and I'll use the list to create our final vote.
Known to us as @peajayar, Pat was a lively participant in our conversations for years. She participated in #1mooc140, when a group of readers took a HarvardX class on ethics together. A lively blogger, Pat read 52 books in 2013 alone, including all of ours at #1book140. A novel for Pat was only the starting point of her explorations, and she would often blog about the places, histories, and political contexts of the books we read together. Here, for example, is a post she wrote about Hokitika, the setting for Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries, our book for January 2013.