Guest writer Sarah Miller gives us a peek into the reading life of a mom, wife, literary judge and more, and how she fits it all in
Whoa, Sarah. I think we need a post on how you do it ALL and so WELL!
This was such great insight into how you manage to get all of this reading done!! And I loved reading about your experience as a contest judge. I am sometimes a judge for a writing competition for creative writing at UCLA and I always find the process so interesting! Thanks for sharing!
How great to see Sarah here, Gayla!
Awesome add to your newsletter. Sarah Miller, you killed it!!! Thank you
I bow down to you, Sarah. You get more done in a day than I do in a week! I've judged creative writing contests for conferences and it is a fascinating experience. Also, I now want pink walls and a red bookshelf. Thanks, Gayla, for inviting Sarah to guest post.
This kind of week would leave me limp and weak and drained but also happy. I'm amazed but also really glad to read about Sarah's week here. It IS fun to see what others read along with the why's and how's behind their reading lives.
This is a great read. I'm exhausted thinking about doing all you do... so I'll stay a spectator and cheer you on to a successful, happy future!
What a wonderful day-in-the-life (or week!) of a reader. We are SO glad you are with us this year, Sarah, and am happy to hear that despite the teetering piles, you are having fun and discovering new loves. Can't wait to see what you and your panel select!
Just reading this left me breathless. I’m in awe of Sarah. Now I know where to go to find a great book for a child--or me. Thanks, Gayla and Sarah!
I absolutely love this peek into readers' lives! I've always wondered about judging awards and how exhausting it must be!
I’ve been a Round 1 judge for Cybils a few times before, and I can attest to the fact that it is a LOT of reading. This year I’m a Round 2 poetry judge, so it was nice to get a little preview of what’s in store!
As a long-time reader of Can We Read, and lover of Sarah and her writing, this post took my breath away, and also had me feverishly add to my TBR list on Goodreads. Hooray for cozy reading chairs, audiobooks, and moments made for reading.
I loved this post! So inspiring and fun to read 😊
Fabulous post, although it did make me feel a little exhausted. My children are grown up but I still read quite a few children’s books for my own pleasure. I subscribed to Sarah’s newsletter a while back and it’s excellent.
This is amazing ... I had a target of 200 books for my Goodreads challenge but only managed 50 :D I still have 6 days so am going through my Audible list at 2X speed to try and get it up to a respectable 70 books read in 2023.
This is such a fun concept and I would love to see more!