I am currently reading The Art Of Fielding. One of the many things I love is its leisurely, thoughtful pace. How tenderly and carefully every detail is observed and recorded. This could only happen if the writer was patient, and paying attention, and not running, dogs at her heels, as I have been running for much of my life.

Which books have made me want to write, or read, or just glad to be in the world?
Fault in Our Stars.
Looking for Alaska.
It’s Kind of A Funny Story.
Okay for Now.
Eleanor and Park.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Treasure Island.
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena.
The Art of Fielding.