Monday, July 4, 2016

Free by Christine DePetrillo

I am free to write a book. So are you.

We are free to read books. Any kind we want.

We are free to hop in our cars, zoom over to the bookstore, and pick up (and inevitably sniff) as many books as we wish.

We are free to visit spots online that offer books in any genre that interests us.

We are free to support our favorite authors.

We are free to write reviews, sharing our opinions on the books we’ve read.

We are free to connect with authors and readers online.

We are free to love the book more than the movie.

We are free to have jobs that allow us to buy books.

We are free to learn to read and write so we may experience books and share our thoughts.

We are free to use our imaginations to get lost in books or create them.

We are free to love words and the power they possess.

On this Fourth of July, give thanks for the freedom you enjoy. The more I watch CNN (and look at the horrendous options for presidential candidates), the more I wonder how long that freedom will last. How much will we have to fight to preserve it?

If you’re wondering the same thing, try A Less Perfect Union, by Goodwin Reed, the writing team of The Husband and Me. It’s political. It’s speculative (or is it?). It’s seductive. We published this book in 2014, but its themes are alive today. 

Who will lead in the time of crisis? Amazon: 


The Maple Leaf Series, Books One to Six, available now. Book One is FREE in ebook. Always.
SAFE, The Shielded Series, Book One, coming August 2016.


Jannine Gallant said...

Not so happy to be free to work at the boat ramp on the 4th of July. Just saying. 5am is the calm before the storm. Your book sounds interesting. I have one with a political bent (someone trying to kill a presidential candidate) releasing the end of October. You can probably understand where I got my inspiration...

Brenda Whiteside said...

Happy 4th. Embrace the freedom we have but be vigilant, be aware. My favorite quote is attributed to Sinclair Lewis but can't be proven his. I like it however it came to be: When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Freedom definitely is not free. My husband and I learned that first hand during Vietnam. I started attending the funerals of classmates when I was a freshman in high school. Book looks interesting, Chris. I'll look into it if you'll take a peek once in a while at Fox News. Just saying. Happy fourth!

Rolynn Anderson said...

Happy 4th to you all! Thanks for the reminders, Chris. Luck has much to do with our being born/living here and not, say, Syria. This is the most humbling fact of all.

Diane Burton said...

We do have a lot of freedoms, Chris. Unfortunately, we take so many freedoms for granted. Thanks for reminding us.