Favorite Read of 2012

            In writing an article for a journal called Children’s Writer, I sought examples of books that used lavish sensory detail.  Many responders suggested Ninth Ward or Charlotte’s Web or Anne of Green Gables, all terrific examples.  One was sweet enough to mention Taking Hold: My Journey into Blindness, the fifth book I published.

            While rereading John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars yesterday, I realized it was the best book I read in 2012, either for adults or children.  That got me wondering what books rose to the top for the rest of you?  What were the books that you read last year that would constitute your first pick?  These don’t have to have been published in 2012, just discovered by you then.  I look forward to your selections.

About Sally Hobart Alexander

Blinded at the age of twenty-six, I left California and elementary school teaching for life in Pittsburgh, Pa. There, I met my husband, got a Masters' degree in social work, had two kids, now 35 and 32, and became a writer. Surprisingly, the writing career led me full-circle to teaching, and I teach in Chatham University's M.F.A. program and lead two writing critique groups. Always, since the age of 26, I have traveled, not in the stereotypic darkness attributed to blindness, but a mist. My blog then, "traveling through the mist" will deal with issues in my culturally different life as a blind writer, teacher, speaker, and human being.
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