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The end of summer

img_1907It’s not quite the end of daylight savings time, but I have brought in most of the outdoor furniture and coiled up the garden hose. The blue chair is still out front in case the weather allows. In the meantime, what are you reading? For entertainment, laughter, and distraction from grim news, I’m reading all the Chet and Bernie mysteries I can get my hands on. For reflection and improved understanding of the world at large, I have been reading Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.


Writing takes up a lot of my time these days. For news from that neck of the woods, hop on over here.

By the way, are you registered to vote? It’s more important this year than ever.


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What it means to be a reader (from Waterstones blog)

Writers and readers are in this glorious symbiotic relationship, two sides of the same coin. Most writers, I hope, are readers, and reading has untold power. I hope you will go and read this terrific blog post by Sarah Winman at Waterstones for World Book Night, about what it means to be a reader.

“To be a reader is to feel a little less lonely. To be a reader is to be challenged. To feel anger, to feel outrage and injustice. But always to feel, always to think. To be a reader is not a passive state, it is active, always responding.”

Readers are such a fundamental inspiration to a writer and Sarah Winman has put her finger on why. I love this so much, I’m posting about it everywhere I can think of.

What it means to be a reader | Blog.