If I Had to Pick Just One Book…

Now that the weekend entertaining is done and the omelet pans washed, I’m putting my feet up and settling in for a quiet Monday morning read.


In mid-May I mentioned my shelf filled with books on writing.  In comparison to some writers, my library isn’t all that impressive. There are many more volumes that I would love to own. There is so much to learn and I expect to be making discoveries until the end of my days.


As I went to my bookcase this morning I thought about the titles I reach for most often. My two faves are not ‘how to’ books to educate my mind on the creating and crafting process. Instead, they provide encouragement for my sometimes-fragile writing spirit.


Their titles say it all: Take Joy: A Writer’s Guide to loving the Craft by Jane Yolen, and Room to Write: Daily Invitations to a Writer’s Life by Bonni Goldberg. There are times when I don’t need to be told how to write. I just need a little nurturing. These books nurture.


But please don’t ask me to pick just one of them!