Comes in Many Forms
From Everywhere, From Anyone
It Can Be Big, It Can Be Small
It Could be a Quote, A Piece of Literature, or Even a Person
Any number of things – name a noun, and wham you have inspiration!
I think for me it comes from many sources, example: my photography – inspiration comes from the people and places around me. My choice of reading material is basic, simple – a curious book cover, a thought provoking review, or even a referral from a friend. Sometimes it is the movie a book is based on, or the very persona movie is about, reading topics for me are a limitless world of possibilities.
Below I want to share my all-time favorites – these are books or authors that caught my attention in some capacity:
Scott O’Dell, Island of the Blue Dolphins
Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie Series
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince en Francais
E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Series
And many many others to large a number to list off the top of my head. While I enjoy these classics listed above, there are some more modern authors I enjoy as well:
I’d be lying if I didn’t also mention Stephanie Mayer – yes I am a Twilight Geek – books only though…the topic of the movies is another post for another day!
Some are lesser known books:
Paula Brackston, The Witches Daughter
Neil Abramson Unsaid
All of the above have one very obvious thing in common – they are pages bound together – a little object called a Book.
My love for reading was born when a teacher, my 8th grade English teacher handed me The Hobbit – due to my lack of interest it took me somewhere around a month to read that book – she later told me that it was not likely I’d read another book or be able to read more than one in a month’s time – well little known to her later that summer my Mom would hand me my first Danielle Steele novel and during that summer I read 8 more books and continued to read to this day. While I have shelved Danielle Steele for now, that passion and interest born that summer has continued on for the last 21 years and will continue going forward.
From here on in I will post about my thoughts on books, fanfiction items, and progress I make during this journey toward a career in publishing!! So hang on tightly, it is going to be a head spinning adventure.