You know how it starts. You decide sometime in May that you’re going to read a novel or a memoir, and before you know it…poof! It’s August and you’ve read nothing on your list. This summer was different—deliciously so.
Among my favorites:
Flash Count Diary by Darcy Steinke
Go Ahead In The Rain by Hanif Abdurraqib
Daily Rituals, Women At Work by Mason Currey
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden
The Recovering by Leslie Jamison
I rarely read for the sheer joy of it. I’m usually snowed under with work-related reading. This time I was serious, because I felt my creativity flagging after a long writing jag. What made this summer different? I used a new practice that helps me make and keep promises to myself when I follow it.
Ray Bradbury had it right, “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
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