Summer was made for lemonade, soft breezes, and early morning misty fogs. Everything is in bloom: flowers, friendships; even my writing. This summer, I am grateful for you, the people who take time to read my blog. You have journeyed with me through my first winter when words flew from my fingers, into Spring when I struggled, to today, when once again, I am excited to write.
Because of your encouragement and kindness, I am writing daily, and more important, I have found a way to add twelve hours to my week so that I get my book back on track: Hello 4 AM!
Summer was also made for reading those books that warm the heart or make it tick a bit faster and louder. July didn’t disappoint. This month, while I drove to and from NYC, I listened to Harlan Coben’s Shelter, narrated by Nick Podehl. Then, while cleaning my home in preparation of visitors, Linwood Barcley’s Trust Your Eyes narrated by Ken Marks and Rick Holmes, kept me entertained.
Finally, on a stunning Saturday morning, with birds dancing and chipmunks chattering, I fell headfirst into the memoir Townie by Andre Dubus III, finally surfacing on Sunday evening. Townie made my Gold Medal List for many reasons, but it was the honesty behind the words that captivated me (see August’s Review coming soon).
So for all of you who have stuck with me thus far, here’s what’s new this month:
- There are five new Twitter Author titles in various genres to check out. If you read a book from my list, send me a review. If it is written well and constructive in its criticism, I’ll feature it in one of my Weekly Brief posts.
- In addition to the full review of Townie, you’ll find brief reviews of Shelter and Trust Your Eyes at my Keep Reading page.