#BookADay – Bird By Bird

January 6

#BOOK-A-DAY – Week 1, Day 6.

This week’s theme? Good Books For the New Year. 

Today’s book?

Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Ann Lamott

One of my two favorite writing books.

Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: 

“Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our  family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'”

Love, love, love this book.


Book-A-Day 2019 Week 1:

Day 1  –  Happy New Year, Happy Reading

Buy the Book:  Gratitude: A Book of Inspirational Thoughts & Quotes by Susan Branch


Day 2  –  #BookADay – Year of Yes

Buy the Book:  Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes


Day 3  –  #BookADay – The Artist’s Way

Buy the Book:  The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron


Day 4 – #BookADay – Simple Abundance

Buy the Book:  Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort of Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach


Day 5 – #BookADay – On Writing

Buy the Book: On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft by Stephen King


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