Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Blogging Elsewhere

The theme at YA Outside The Lines is NaNoWriMo. My Big Nose And Other Natural Disasters and Swoon At Your Own Risk are both NaNo novels!

Here's a link to my post: http://yaoutsidethelines.blogspot.com/2017/11/i-believe-sydney-salter.html

Friday, February 3, 2017

2017 Reading Project: Expanding My Worldview

For the past few years, I've focused about half the books I read into what I call Reading Projects. Sometimes I read to prepare for a trip - so that I understand the history and culture of the place I'm visiting. I have a lifelong project to read a biography about each American president. Right now I'm finishing up a series of books about the 1920s. Just for fun - and to catch a few classics I had missed along the way. I'm old enough to appreciate them more now :)

A few months ago my 17-year-old daughter came home from school, insisting that I watch the TED talk her English teacher had shown in class: The Danger of A Single Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Not only did the talk inspire me as a writer, it inspired me as a reader.

My 2017 reading project will be to read at least 12 books from non-European cultures. I also plan to include some history for context. I write a brief note about all the books I read on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/SydneySalter), but I plan to blog about my 2017 Reading Project.

I am so excited to learn more about people all around the world!