I am a voracious reader and every week I come across either a book, online piece or website I want to share with others. I’ve decided to curate these gems and highlight them on Friday. I hope you find these faves as insightful as I do.
- I’ve been on a massive Elizabeth Gilbert kick and cannot wait to see her in person in a few weeks. Here are her thoughts on writing. “I believe that – if you are serious about a life of writing, or indeed about any creative form of expression – that you should take on this work like a holy calling. I became a writer the way other people become monks or nuns. I made a vow to writing, very young. I became Bride-of-Writing.”
- Denise’s piece on Universal Grit touched me so much this past week. Read how the words, “I am here,” can be life changing in Casseroles for Depression.
- I adore Sharon Holbrook’s The Things We Keep featured in Brain, Child. These lines resonated with me, “Every present day somehow twists and flips into the past, even if messes of bills and to-do lists and homework and calendars don’t seem like the stuff of memories. If someone took a video of me at my desk today, and I watch it in ten years, what will I think?”
- In Abandoning the Work I Hated, we hear from Robert Markowitz, a former lawyer who decides to become a clown. His road leads him to an unexpected feeling – happiness.
What did you enjoy reading this week?
There’s an Elinor Lipman Modern Love that just came out. Really liked it!
Thanks, Nina! Will check it out.
Rudri. You are so so kind. I am so touched to be included here. And humbled. Thank you not only for supporting me and helping spread the message, but for also allowing me to say that I was billed in the same venue as Elizabeth Gilbert. Big hugs. xo
Thanks so much for having the courage to say the hard words. xo
Goof Morning Rudri,
Sorry to bother you, but would you mind telling me where Elizabeth Gilbert will be?
No bother at all, Bobbi. Elizabeth Gilbert will be appearing in Mesa on October 11 at 2:00 p.m. Check out the details – Changing Hand Bookstore (http://www.changinghands.com/event/gilbert-oct2015) – hope this helps!
Have a good weekend.
make that good 🙂
Thank you for your sharing. I will check them out. 🙂
Hope you enjoy the links, Ayala.
Oooh, I would love to see Elizabeth Gilbert. My brother-in-law went to see her speak and got to meet her. Or maybe it was my uncle. I know someone did and raved about her warmth and openness.
I am so jazzed about meeting her this Sunday. I’ve heard her once before and she doesn’t disappoint. Will probably write a piece about it!