As the mother of a five-year-old home from school, the summer doesn’t give me a whole lot of time to do anything. In fact, as the unpaid taxi driver responsible for ferrying the kidlet to piano, swim lessons, and horseback riding, I must admit the summer months are my least productive. Any free moments I do have are spent writing instead of reading.
There is one exception, however, I do use the summer months to get caught up on my craft reading. I recently purchased The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi and I can’t recommend it enough as a stable to any writer’s library. If you’re like me, you use the same internal and external cues over and over again to explain emotion. What I love about this book is it gives you some new ones to add to your writing to keep it fresh. I bought the paperback version because I like to write notes and highlight. Definitely money well spent.