We woke this morning to a magical and snowy landscape outside our windows. It doesn’t snow often here in Corvallis, so it’s always a treat when it does. It’s another gift on the pile from a week full of good news and exciting plans. I’ll share some of the details as soon as I’m able, but for now, I’m bubbling over with happiness about all that’s occurred. I just can’t stop smiling. What a wonderful place to be after a particularly tough year. So let it snow!
I have several wonderful books I’m reading right now. With all the snow, it promises to be a cozy weekend of slurping Grant’s famous magic vacuum pot coffee and curling up together to read. It sounds like pure heaven to me.
Here’s what I’m currently reading:
S. by JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst. This is a story that occurs in the margins of a book, a sort of layered adventure of intrigue, mystery, and ciphers. There are all sorts of things tucked into the pages like postcards, newspaper articles, and gadgets. I’m having a lot of fun figuring it out as I read along.
How To Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times by Roy Peter Clark. I’m absolutely devouring this book. It’s the only one I’ve encountered that truly gets to the heart of how to write more concisely and with greater punch. With my love of essays, this is good grist for the mill.
The Renaissance Soul: How to Make Your Passions Your Life – a Creative and Practical Guide by Margaret Lobenstine. I posted earlier this week about some of the tools Lobenstine presents in this book that I’ve already adopted in my annual review process. This is a great read with a ton of inspiration and practical tools. I’m loving it!
What are you reading these days? I’d love to hear of any good book recommendations you have. Leave a comment and share your recent fun discoveries.
Wishing you loads of magic and joy (and a cozy weekend to read and relax),