Writing and Books

Writing, Reading and Book Lovin’

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Where is your favorite place to read a good book? Do you prefer to read in silence or can you read with the world buzzing around you?

Reading is such a solitary activity for me. I’ve seen countless Instagram photos of people enjoying a book at the park, at the beach, in the subway, on an airplane. And I’m jealous.

For some reason, my brain is easily distracted. Like a magpie discovering it’s next shiny acquisition (oh look, sparkly things!), my mind is always looking for stimulus.

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For me to read, to be engrossed in a book, I need silence. No music, no chatter, no world buzzing around me…just silence. Ideally I will be sitting in a comfy chair at home, snack and cup of tea in hand. From there I can visualize scenes, read the feelings of each character and get lost in the book.

My lifelong dream is to become a published author. I have written several ancient Egyptian children’s books (started those when I was in middle school), and now I’m currently writing a series of cozy/historical mysteries set in 1920’s Minnesota. Next step is finding the right literary agent and try to get these published!

The sleuth and protagonist is a young, newly minted criminologist named Rosalind Lark. She not only has to deal with social and gender prejudice in her era, but also find the killers, solve murders and dodge any semblance of a romantic relationship for fear that she can’t have it all. The back drop is the art deco, lavish, dark and decadent world that the 1920’s was known for.

If any of you would like me to start blogging about Rosalind in more detail I would love to start.

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And yes, I am still knitting and crocheting and sewing!

I am currently working on a 1930’s Ginger Roger’s inspired heart and arrows sweater which I am chronicling my journey about on Instagram (@VintageDreamBlog).

Let me know in the comments if you prefer to read in silence like I do, or if you can read anywhere you find yourself! I’d love to know 🙂

 

 

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