Although I love writing and being on this journey of becoming a full-time creative writing entrepreneur, nothing excites me more than wrapping myself in a warm, comfty blanket, and reading a book on a winter-like day. Seriously, this is happiness for me: silence, a good book, and a cozy spot.
My Sister Rosa was recommended by Dhonielle Clayton
Today, I was in one of those book-buying, reading moods. More specifically I was craving a mystery, paranormal, middle grade, or young adult type of read. After a few recommendations I purchased "Shadows on Society Hill: An Addy Mystery" and "My Sister Rosa."
For some reason I still absolutely LOVE children's fiction (one of my fav children's writers being Roald Dahl), and since I strive to create a fictional series for young people I immerse myself in content I one day hope to create.
I still love reading this classic.
Another point worth mentioning: I hear/read about people who claim no one reads any more, that people are too attached to their phones and other devices. But, that's the point. People do read. In fact people read a lot. The problem is that we as writers, creators, and forward-thinkers must find ways to speak to a digital generation and audience in a way that is meaningful, intriguing, and irresistible. We also must appeal to people who read in non-traditional forms because those folks exist.
For now, I'm going to allow the digital generation to read tweets and look at pics and videos on instagram and snapchat. I, however, am going to snuggle up on my couch, log into my ipad, and dive right into the world of the American Reconstruction Period (the setting of the Addy Mystery.)
*Sigh* This is the life.