This week I finished reading One Thousand Gifts, and it was my second time reading it. And my goodness, the focus of Ann’s book has nestled itself into nearly everything I do and think about and feel. I just love when that happens. If you read OTG, what did you think?
Years ago, I was reading an interview on Ann Voskamp that made me think about my reading process in such a different light. For most of my life, I’ve often read multiple books at once. This drove my dad crazy ;) I hadn’t really thought about WHY I do this, yet reading the interview made me nod my head in agreement:
World Magazine: What do you do when you encounter what’s called “writer’s block?”
Ann Voskamp: When I do it’s important to be reading—three or four different books at a time, so those books begin to have a conversation with each other. Then I begin to engage what that conversation is about, and words come out. If I don’t have words, it’s a sign I’m not reading enough. […]
I LOVE conversation, so this makes perfect sense ;) But back to her response, I haven’t stopped thinking about how I enjoy reading multiple books, which is interesting since I’m in another thick season of writer’s block. (Long exhale. WHY, GOD?)
So what else am I reading? Well, currently Little Women (I adore the cover design) — but I need something new to add to the mix. Here are the categories I’m drawn to: home/decor/art, fiction, and faith-building.
What books would you suggest? And give me a few, please! ;)