Reading...I am reading. I am always reading. I have always, since five, read. I have always had the joy of it. It never ever fails me. Is it any wonder I wish to be known as a writer? A writer, to me, is a bringer of joy, of worlds, of what if and why not? Through the worst of times and the best of times I have read, indiscriminately and voraciously. I read in labour between contractions, I read lonely nights waiting for my husband to come home from where ever he might have been. I read when I was sick and when I was well. In my home, my lovely lovely parents colluded, I am sure, to make sure that if we were reading we could beg off chores - so read we did and all still do.
Right now I am reading my most favorite sort of book, Wolf Hall - it is set in the court of Henry VIII and delves into that most interesting of times with great detail and dare I say it - love? Hilary Mantel can really write - it is remarkable that a piece of historical fiction would win the Booker but win it did and it is because she creates a whole world, flawlessly. It is heaven and I highly recommend it.
On my nightstand are these books - The Brain that Changes Itself - by Norman Doidge - I read a fair chunk of this one night at Linder's when I'd drank coffee late and couldn't sleep. I look forward to spending more time with it.
Neil Stephenson's - Quicksilver, the first in a trilogy. I love Stephenson - The Diamond Age is one of my all time favorite books so I look forward to this.
Write For Your Lives - Joseph Sestito - on inspiring your creative writing with Buddhist wisdom, written by a Buddhist practioner, a therapist and a writer - sure to be good!
What They Wanted - by marvellous writer Donna Morrissey, a Newfoundlander.
Galore - Michael Crummey, another Newfoundlander whose writing I admire.
Half Broke Horses - by Jeannette Walls who wrote The Glass Castle. This is billed as a True Life Novel - which is something I'm attempting so....
Hellman - by Carl Rollyson - a nice fat biography of Lillian Hellman, one of my heroes.
I may never get out of bed...
What are you reading?