Reading is as important to my day as breathing, and for a long while I was gasping for breath in a spurt of uninspired works.
Then I stumbled on Staceyann Chin’s memoir, The Other Side of Paradise, and found myself panting for more. The audio version of Chin’s life story is narrated by the author herself, and so captivating that I couldn’t stop listening.
Clay Girl by Heather Tucker, had the same effect. Tucker’s novel is a poetic wonder – written with such imagination that it has raised my own literary bar. Narrated by Morgan Hallett, I give the reader, the story, and the overall production five stars.
Since I seldom read one book at a time, I have also been engrossed in North of Normal, another memoir, written by Cea Sunrise Persons.
All three books deal with growing up in the midst of the chaos of abuse and neglect. Each heroine proves to be resourceful and courageous. Perhaps these discoveries will be the catalyst I need to return to my own work in process.
What has inspired you lately? A song, an image, a quotation? This week’s challenge is to share something “worth mentioning”.
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Look forward to your responses.