Ahh.  Summertime.  In Canada, sometimes it feels like if you blink you could miss it.

I’ve been soaking up the sunshine as much as possible. And besides an incredible trip to Florida (yes, I saw Mickey Mouse), I’ve sorta hunkered down and dropped off the radar to work on a few projects.  I look forward to sharing more in the future about the new play, the new novel, and the film project that I’ve been working on over the last few months.

You may have heard that people who want to be good writers need to be reading.  I, certainly, believe this is true and always have books in my reading queue.

While the days stretch long and while the mercury is still above zero, I’m curious to learn what books and stories have inspired you this summer?

I find that the best recommendations for new reading come from friends, so I’d love to hear what you’re reading and what you loved about the books you recommend.

What have I been reading? 

Thanks for asking!  I’m starting to dive into the work of Frederick Buechner, beginning with The Sacred Journey.  I can’t wait to read more of his biographical work before jumping into his fiction.

Much of my summer reading has been on the web.  I admit I can’t look away from the US election.  Between Trump’s bombast and Hillary’s emails, there’s so much daily human drama to read about. (Does my request for your reading list suddenly make more sense?)

Bloggers that I’m perusing frequently include Tim Ferris, author of the 4-Hour Work Week (yes please!) and Jeff Goins who writes about writing.

If you need some inspiration, two articles that really gave me a work-life balance boost are by Benjamin Hardy. He provides a lot of food for thought in:

1. Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life  and

2. 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

I encourage you to check them out!  I look forward to your reading recommendations. Until we connect again, happy reading!

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