The madness of the first half of the year has led to the perfect opportunity for writing this fall.
This past month, I found myself revisiting one of my lifelong pleasures more than usual – reading. I’ve always loved reading, but the older I’ve gotten, the less time I’ve dedicated to it.
In the last two months, my creativity has wilted. COVID has inched its way into my world, a garden pest that latches onto one part of my life and drains energy away from the other parts. Luckily, like many things in life, I’ve found that with a little extra attention, my creativity has begun to perk back up.
Recently, I created a post (which you can read here) that readers could comment on and leave suggestions for books they recommend. I wanted to compile that list for both myself and for others in case any of you are seeking new titles to read. As I mentioned in the post, I often fall intoContinue reading “Collaborative Book List (Readers Can Still Add Suggestions!)”
Sometimes I find that I have pigeon-holed myself into reading about particular themes and topics. I am looking for a variety of recommendations including essays, longer non-fiction, and fiction. I think it would be fun for readers to leave suggestions for books (and other works like poetry, plays, short stories, etc.) in the comments sectionContinue reading “Know a Good Book? Help Build My (and Others’) To-Be-Read List By Posting in the Comments Section”
If you were to ask me what influenced my interest in writing the most, I would answer without hesitation – growing up within walking distance of a public library. I lived within a block of the library for most of my childhood, and I visited it on average two or three times each week. IContinue reading “Living a Life of Writing: Volunteering at the Local Library”