a quote from my favorite author

“The most solid advice, though, for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell, and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

-William Saroyan, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

Sunday, January 26, 2014

31 THINGS day three

--> I am participating in a class with Ali Edwards through Big Picture Classes called 31 Things.  Every day includes a word, writing prompts, dig deeper prompts, a writing tip, and a photo challenge.  In addition to the prompts, templates for a physical album and/or digital album are included.  I am creating a digital album and plan to share the results here for the next 31 days.

created with Photoshop Elements 9 and tools from 31 Things with Ali Edwards

day three | read

Seven Facts About me + books

one | The last brilliant book I read was Winger  by Andrew Smith

two | I am currently reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children  by Ransom Riggs.  I am so charmed by Riggs’s use of language that I am moving very slowly through the book, even though the brand new sequel is waiting for me.  I have even started copying some of my favorite lines in pencil on the inside of the front cover, which do out of admiration for an author’s craft.  This might be the start of an author obsession, as I recently stayed up until midnight on a school night to read his book Talking Pictures

three | At any given time, I am usually in the midst of reading one young adult book and one professional book. Occasionally I have been known to pick up a book written for grown-up people.

four | While I am reading miss Peregrine,  I can’t stop wondering what mark thought while he was reading the book.  It is not often that he reads a young adult book before me.  I almost feel wronged that he didn’t gush about how fantastic this book is and urge me to read it sooner. 

five | I often think of which student(s) might enjoy a particular book as I am adding it to my amazon cart. 

six | I plan to read Gone With the Wind  before this school year is over.

seven | I read books in hard copy, on my kindle, using the kindle app on other devices, and in audio format.  I like to try different genres and formats, but I am drawn to books that involve death, books written in poetry, and books that take place at boarding schools. 

1 comment:

  1. Your reading life is incredibly rich. Interesting that you are drawn to boarding school books. Hmmmm, wonder what that means?