A Five Year Old's Journey to Words
How a book series about a 6 year old influence my relationship with writing
Earlier this week, a fellow Iowa Writers Collaborative columnist asked me to provide a quote for her newsletter in honor of National Book Month.
Her prompt: "What was a book that really influenced you or helped shape your confidence and why?"
I immediately started scrolling through my Goodreads app. I’ve been tracking my reading on the platform since 2015, right after I graduated from high school. My reading patterns reveal a lot about the different stages of my life: the novels from literature classes in college, when I developed my love of memoir and nonfiction, the year I read 15 more books than normal. (Can you guess which year I had MUCH more time to spend reading?)
So many of these books