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This week's pondering is "Since “Inspiration” is (or should) the theme this week … what is your reading inspired by?
Often my inspiration is really driven by where I am - physically: in bed, on vacation, sitting on the pot! I am also driven to read non-fiction when my head needs to be challenged and I pick up something way out of my comfort zone to include science, genetics, philosophy. I usually read fiction in the winter, but I'm pretty picky about the fiction I read. It has to be more than an escape. I want intelligent fiction, which is why historical fiction attracts me. And quite often, I'm inspired to read that which my "mentors" are reading - to learn more, have more fun, or be challenged. I seldom read reviews. Books have a way of finding me. And I always delight in the plethra of childrens' books that out does anything I ever had as a child!