How Did I Choose My Books?
I set these preferences on how to choose a book written by a Kentucky author. I used these preferences as a way to narrow down my list of books.
The story, theme or subject of the writing had to be set in Kentucky (this was paramount!)
No books about agriculture or nature itself. No books on wildlife, insects, birds, plants, livestock, crops, or ecosystems
No sports books about basketball, horses, sports figures, coaches, etc.
No books about boats, cars, buildings, bridges, cemeteries, state parks or scenic spots.
I also included as a requirement:
No writing with unneeded profanity, lewdness, debauchery.
I will accept some depravity within the story line, but unwarranted depravity detracts from any story and, more sadly, diminishes the writer.