Brian Jacques made me want to write things like he did and so I read his Redwall books over and over again, treating them like prayers, whispering his words in the hopes that someday I might create a world just as engrossing. In some ways, it felt like even though I never did meet him, I was learning from him as I wrote in the margins of his stories.
(I promise that I’m not crazy).
I’m Lauren, and I love writing in the margins with pencil, because reading and writing is a conversation. As it happens, I did grow up to write books (which maybe one of these days will find their way onto your bookshelf).
What are my favourite books?
When I love a book, I read it over and over again, just so that I can stay in that world a little bit longer. I’ve read Tamora Pierce’s Wild Magic series at least a hundred times. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell are some of my favourite worlds to escape into.
Why Write About Books?
It’s simple, really. I want to talk about books with other book lovers. Writing can be lonely work, and I hope that you’ll visit me here to talk about your favourite books. Pull up a chair, come out of your reading nook and tune in a few times a week to talk books.