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But while I was stuck in my favorite spot in my living room, I had an idea for a new writing project. I didn’t have a ton of energy to act on it—I was too miserable to open a new document and begin writing. But I did have enough energy to let the idea roll around in my mind. I had enough energy to take a few notes in my journal. I had enough energy to email someone I trust to see if he has any book or article recommendations on the topic.
Would I have thought of this idea if I wasn’t sick and bored? Maybe. Maybe not.
I have several favorite books about reading and writing. Here are five that happened to be closest to me while I was searching my unorganized bookshelves for books about reading and writing:
I'm going through my stacks of magazines and journals, reading/re-reading them, hoping to throw some of them out even though I'd rather keep my stacks. We don't have much room for stacks, though, so here we are.
I look forward to reading these books in the near future. What are you looking forward to reading as soon as you finish reading what you're reading?
I got to nerd-out about Elizabeth Hardwick and how one of her essays changed the way I read (and write) fiction.
Here's a list of some of my favorite children's books. What are some of yours?
The day I finally completed a task for a friend that I should've completed two weeks before but she was gracious and it was fine and I'm thankful for friends who give me grace.
Birmingham people: We have dates for my next three poetry celebrations at the Homewood Library. All are welcome!
I'm that person who reads way too many books at the same time. My "Currently Reading" pile is huge, so I'm focusing on reading three books from it this week and next week. Here's my list to read now: