When I was a small child, my sister Pat would bring books to me. I still have one she gave me over forty years ago. It’s called, “Little Toot, through the golden gate.” Of course it is a little kid’s book. On the inside there is a message written by my sister.
It reads, “Dear Tracey,
Take care of me! I will give you pleasure when you read me!
So yes, say what you will, but I still have the book. The books she brought me opened up my imagination. I believe it was what made me love to write.
During the years of raising children, I didn’t read much. After I left my marriage, my mind was in such a state that I could not read a book. My attention span was for shit. I tried, but at first I would find myself reading the same paragraph over and over not knowing what it said. It has been a few years since then and I don’t have a hard time reading anymore. I am having a ball reading the books that are suggested here by you!
Now what I am having a hard time with is writing. John says I have my confidence in a box on a shelf. I am hoping that if I just keep reading and living, my mind will free up to write. Everything takes a little bit of time.
As for books, I am due back at the library. I need to return a book for another. I meant to get “Watership Down”, but what I got instead was “Tales from Watership Down.” Somehow, I don’t think that is right. There are a few more suggestions for me to find as well.
I have read “To Kill a Mockingbird” which I liked. Also, “The Alchemist”, which I was not all that fond of, so I retain the right not to read “Brida”. It was said if I liked on I would like the other. I don’t like it.
What I did like a lot though was “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer. I really loved this book and wouldn’t mind reading more like it, hint, hint. I am now looking to read “Into Thin Air” by the same author.
Basically, I have enough book titles to keep me busy for a while, but there is a long winter coming!! I am still taking suggestions, thanks.