August: Month of Reading More

On deciding to have a Reading Month . . .

On the last day of July on Twitter, Joanne Harris started one of her useful and stimulating hashtags:

Astonishingly, there are those who think you don’t need to read to be a good writer. ( I include audio-books, comics, graphic novels, picture books, anything!) This boggles my brain. And who could argue with him?

I won’t post all the points I applaud – follow the hashtag if you want inspiration – but this my current favourite:

Because reading is a primary source of creative inspiration.

 

Kilnsey Crag Yorkshire Dales – where I remember beautiful fresh spring water on a school geography trip.

It echoes Julia Cameron’s concept of filling your well – and I crave the waters of imagination at the moment. I hope you’ll enjoy my grateful reports on what I’ve read and how they’ve refreshing they’ve been.

Happy reading month!

Philippa

 

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