The Writing Life by Annie Dillard lately and the book has been mentioned on several message boards. This is a small paperback book (so it won't be expensive to ship!) that contains stories from Ms. Dillard about the life of a writer. She describes the places where she's gone to write - from a small uninsulated cabin with a wood stove to a room in a library.
The book is a quick read and an interesting perspective on the life of a writer. I'm not sure it necessarily encouraged me to write a book as I don't believe I could be holed up in one room with the blind drawn (to avoid distractions) for days and weeks and months on end!
If you're new to Pass the Book:Year Two, you can find all the details here. To be in the draw for The Writing Life, please leave me a comment telling me the last place you sat down to write. For me, I typically write these days while sitting at the computer, however on our recent cruise I enjoyed sitting on our private balcony with a good old-fashioned pen writing away in my handmade journal. (I'll draw a name & post the first recipient of this book on Wednesday.)
**Rebekah is ready to pass on December's book, The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship. Click here to be in on the draw for that book.**