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View Diary: Let politics go for a sec, give into the summer heat, sigh, let go, and grab a REALLY GOOD BOOK. (54 comments)

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  •  Oh Mike, I so get this! (5+ / 0-)
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    wasatch, Emmy, poe, Louisiana 1976, Mike Kahlow

    I write for a living, at least part of my working wage, and in the humblest of ways.  But I find that the more I read, the better I write.  And I write for myself too---attempted books, poetry and all that.

    There is nothing, imo, that greases the written word like the words we read. To relax, yes, but also to appreciate the rhythms and efforts of other writers, to internalize them, and learn from them. Even if it's just "recreational" reading.  Hey, any book we pick up represents an incredible success for its author, no matter what the subject matter.

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