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Rereading my Favourite Book

If any of you follow my Instagram, you may know this already: I have a new copy of Bird by Bird, which is possibly my favourite book.

I took it out to reread a few weeks ago, and my puppy just destroyed it. He’s damaged my books before, and I’ve forgiven him because… Well, because of his face, okay? This one got me pissed off for a while though. But I finally let it go because he sat outside my bedroom door and refused to move until I spoke to him. True story.

My dad said he’s just like me and he likes to ruminate on interesting books. Dad jokes. Sigh.


Well, since it is Bird by Bird, and not a different book, I simply had to buy a new copy. It came a couple of days yesterday with a hilariously appropriate doggy bookmark. AMAZON KNOWS EVERYTHING. 😮


Since the book happily is non-fiction, which is the theme of the month, I’ve decided to take a couple of days to reread it. It’s particularly appropriate because I’m attempting NaNoWriMo at the end of this month and I have a vague story idea that I’ve debated like a crazy person with my best friend, but I’m majorly pantsing it. And pantsing is how Anne Lamott rolls. I love her so much.

You know, I haven’t read anything else that she’s written. Should I? Advise in comments.

This isn’t the only book I’m reading right now, but I’m just very excited to reread it and I wanted to tell you guys. I won’t be reviewing it or anything like that, though. I’ve just written this post to tell you guys to read this book for sure if you’re writers, especially if you’re doing NaNoWriMo. It’s like an adorable crash course in writing, and believing in your writing.

I have already read one book this month and scheduled a review for it, so you can look forward to that!

If you are doing NaNoWriMo, tell me and maybe we can be writing buddies? What are your favourite books about writing? Have you read anything by Anne Lamott? Let me know in the comments. 

Also, here are my customary social media links. Go ahead and stalk me:

Twitter: @sindrao22
Instagram: owlishphotographer

That’s all for today.


Sin 🙂

9 thoughts on “Rereading my Favourite Book

  1. I always always re read my favourite books so I am glad I am not the only one! You wrote an incredible post by the way and I love your blog!

    1. You’re too sweet! Thanks a lot. You made my day.
      I’ll get home and stalk your blog. I have a feeling I’ll love it too.
      What is your favourite book/books, by the way? 🙂

      1. You’re so welcome! And I love literally anything and everything! My two favourite novels so far though has to be Jane Eyre and then gone girl so very different books! What about you!? (:

      2. You’re too sweet! Thanks a lot. You made my day.
        I’ll get home and stalk your blog. I have a feeling I’ll love it too.
        What is your favourite book/books, by the way? 🙂

      3. I have a few favourite novels:
        1. Emily Climbs by L.M Montgomery
        2. Matilda by Roald Dahl
        3. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
        4. Vanessa’s Sister by Priya Parmar
        5. Making History by Stephen Fry
        6. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
        7 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
        I will stop here because 7 is the most magically powerful number. :p
        I really really like Jane Eyre and Gone Girl though.
        My favourite Gillian Flynn is Sharp Objects though. Have you read it? It’s intense!

      4. I freaked the hell out when I saw Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire because this is my favourite Harry Potter novel!! You are incredible and this is an incredible list! I have read sharp objects however I did not love it as much as Gone Girl. I thought it was very good but I read gone girl before sharp objects so my expectations were so high so maybe this was why I didn’t like it as much!

      5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is by far the best Harry Potter book. 😀 We’re clearly kindred souls.
        You’re really being way too sweet. ^_^

      6. It 100% is ! I am so happy to find someone who believes this is the best book in the series! And no I am being truthful! (:

      7. I’m blushing right now. :p

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