I want to write. You all know that. You have all also probably realized that the writing on this blog has been sub-par. Barely existent, and sub-par. I have been busy, and tired, and feeling sorry for myself.
But today is a good day. I worked hard all day – which is my favorite kind of day (who likes being bored?), I went on a run with my little family (yes, including Roxie), Alex taught me how to box in our basement (I basically am totally ready to kick some butt – sike!), and now I am feeling motivated. Anyway, I digress. Back to my original point.
I want to write. I want to get an MFA because it will make me write. I want to make time for writing because I WANT TO WRITE. I want to write because I love writing.
But here’s the thing. To write, one must read. And I have discovered (thanks, Mom!) that I can get audiobooks online for free with my library card. Since I have a Mac, my options are limited because of the formatting junk, but either way I would like to listen to some and read some. After all, though it’s nice to be able to “read” and knit at the same time, there’s nothing quite like a book in your hand.
So, I’m looking for suggestions. Recommendations. Orders. Tell me what you’ve read recently, and tell me why I’d like it. Or tell me why I’d hate it but I should read it anyway. Tell me anything to get my “must read” list started. I know you have lists of books in your head, just waiting to be recommended – so I beg you. Recommend them to me. :)
And thank you. In advance!