What I’m Reading (Hint: Goodreads)

I intended to work on my children’s book today. Really. But one thing led to another and then poof! My writing time disappeared. But if I can’t work on my own book, I can at least get inspiration from some of the books I’ve been reading.

Speaking of which,  what I’m reading is one of the things that led me away from writing today. I’ve spent the last hour trying to figure out how to put my Goodreads widget-ty thing here. And finally, poof! It appeared! (I’m still not sure how.) Anyway, maybe you’ll get inspired by the same delightful books I’ve been reading lately. Whether you’re writing or not.

Let’s Hear it for First Book

First Book is asking everyone, “Do you remember the magic of your first book?” If you do, you can tell them all about it. And while you’re at it, you can vote for your state (or another state, if you so choose) to receive 50,000 new books from First Book. Yeah, baby, 50,000 books!

And another thing. You can read what celebrities chose as the first book they remembered…people like Kenny Chesney, Chipper Jones and John Smoltz, John Lithgow and Emma Thompson, and yes, even children’s book authors like Judy Blume.

The first book I remember reading and loving was “A Pickle for a Nickel.” I don’t know who wrote it, but whoever it was captured my child heart forever. That was the beginning of my love affair with reading.

Imagine writing a book that opens the door to reading for a child! But even if you haven’t written that book yet, you can still open the door to reading for a child. Go vote at First Book now… time is running out (deadline September 15th)!