I am really super busy with my mom being here.
Let me just tell you, IT SUCKS.
Thirteen Authors I am Obsessed With
mostly never read, but still collect their books almost religiously
(Yes! I have a problem.)
1. John Updike - I own at least 5 of his books if not more. I have only read one short story of his called "A&P" in high school.
2. Joan Didion - I have a collection of excerpts from people's diaries or writing about writing in a diary. The book is called Dear Diary and Ms. Didion's entry was one of the first ones I read. I own 4 of her books.
3. Annie Dillard - Though I have since read The Writing Life I discovered this author the same way as Didion. It was between these two authors that I started thinking of creative non-fiction and memoir as a serious genre. I own 3 of her books.
4. Tom Robbins -When I was in Australia I woman I met there loved Jitterbug Perfume. I began reading her copy but had to return it before I made it much of the way through. I promptly visited every used bookstore in Northern Queensland I could and bought every one of his books I could find. Her word was enough. I own at least 6 of his books.
5. Toni Morrison - I hear murmurs of this author everywhere I go. I have not even cracked open one of her books even though I own 6 of them.6.Maya Angelou - Since bringing this list into conception I started reading I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and I am totally in love. Someone told me to read this book about 12 years ago, I never did. I own 3 of her books.
7. Joyce Carol Oates - When I was in high school I read Winesburg, Ohio and ever since I have been obsessed with the word grotesque. Oates' book The Collector of Hearts is a collection of short stories that got my mind winding around the idea again. I own 7 of her books.
8. Tom Wolfe - Somewhere along the way I got it stuck in my head that the name Wolf in any form of the spelling signified good writing. I own 3 of his books.
9. Thomas Wolfe - Confused by Tom and Thomas, I thought they were the same man. I also thought him the brother of Virginia and that they were a great writing family. I own 4 of his books.
10. Virginia Woolf - Traditionally known as an amazing writer. She has a name associated with many great writers. :) I own 5 of her books.
11. Dylan Thomas - Somehow I confused him in with the Wolfs. I own 4 of his books.
12. Pat Conroy - I read an essay by him in Why I Write and fell utterly in love. I began collecting his books. None of which I have read. I know I own 3 of his books.
13. Edith Wharton - I listened to and loved her short story "The Fulness of Life." Her name falls into the category of classics, so I must own, even if I don't read. I have 3 of her books.
I finally gave in and got a keyboard from one of the other computers.
I am seriously stressed! My mom is coming tomorrow and this whole week I have not been able to relax. I have been trying to get the house perfection ready and figure out everything else. And it is just making me, well,
On top of that, yes, a blog is supposed to be fun, but I use it as a source for accountability on myself. And if I am not posting I am not writing or doing some of the other things that I want to do.
I have been reading a massive amount, which is WONDERFUL! C, who will be 4 next month, has been with grandma since Mother's Day. She went and has not wanted to come home yet. The break has been AMAZING for me. Quality time with L and uninterrupted reading during nap time.
Anyway, I just felt obligated to drop a little note. As I said in a recent post, I hope to start back up with the daily boost soon. I have a lot of ideas floating around, just need to ground them!!!
Forever... was the first book that I read for the Banned Book Challenge. It reminded me of books I used to stay up all night reading in middle school. In fact, I did stay up all night to read it. I can without a doubt tell you that I enjoyed it.
This book was first published in 1975. It was written by Judy Blume who has since become one of the most banned authors in America. When Blume began writing she "wanted to write the best, the most honest books I could, the kind of books I would have liked to read when I was younger."
Anyone notice I have a book problem yet?