I’m working on an interview with a great woman playwright. One of the questions I asked was reflective upon past memories from childhood and how those memories helped to shape her passion for theatre…I started to think about the stuff that my brain has soaked up like a sponge on the way to adulthood. Right now, I’m going to omit the stuff your eyes are straining to read about & just keep it about my favorite progressive influence: Books!
Some of the books I’ve read over the years that left an indelible impression upon my psyche are:
The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
Diary Of Anne Frank I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck Canterbury Tales
Peyton Place All Gods Children Got Traveling Shoes
How Green Was My Valley The Measure Of A Man/ Sidney Poitier
Othello I Wonder As I Wander / Langston Hughes
Romeo & Juliet Their Eyes Were Watching God/ Zora Neale Hurston
Yes I Can, The Story Of Sammy Davis Jr. So You Want To Be A Writer? Carl Perrin
The Writer Within If You Want To Write/ Brenda Ueland
Awakening At Midlife by Kathleen A. Brehony The Writer On Her Work Woman Thou Art Loosed/Bishop T.D.Jakes
Always Looking Up, The Adventures Of An Incurable Optimist by Michael J. Fox and one of my all time favorite book of poems by Nikki Giovanni?
Those Who Ride The Night Winds where she writes about the horrific crimes & haunting sadness from the little boys targeted in Atlanta’s killing spree.
These books are just a drop in the bucket really, of some of my favorite reads. I’ve always loved the written word. It makes for a great pasttime. Wouldn’t you agree? Feel free to share with Clara54 some of your absolute favs:)