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I’m torn. I want to be exposed to voices from those who are on the margins, which I’ve determined is the primary reason I haven’t killed all of my social media accounts. But what I really prefer is to be in relationships with and in conversation with people on the margins. And while these relationships and conversations are important and necessary, I also need to be in relationships and in conversation with people who look like me but happen to have different political views than I have.
I have recently exchanged a few emails with a friend (who I met via a Facebook group for a writing guild we’re both members of) about the effects of social media and whether or not we should bail from what many consider a dumpster fire situation.
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!