My concussion is almost healed…and some picture books I’m enjoying

My concussion is *finally* starting to get better! I went out a few days ago for my first bus ride since the concussion (with a cane so I wouldn’t, er, lose my balance and fall), and grocery shop (just across the street) the other day. Freedom!! I barely feel dizzy–what a relief!

And my headache is gone, too (except when I, er, try to do too much). I’m starting to think about feedback from my wonderful agent (Andrea Somberg) on one of my mss, so I really know I’m getting better. 🙂 Haven’t started writing yet, but have jotted down ideas for revision. Yay! (and phew) 🙂

Meanwhile, I’ve been listening to some wonderful audiobooks (and many old favorites), and reading some picture books that I’m delighting in–including Chalk by Bill Thomson; A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Erin and Philip Stead; It’s a Book by Lane Smith; Home by Alex T. Smith; The Bored Book by David Michael Slater and Doug Keith; and, surprisingly for me (because of some potentially triggering content), Dear Vampa by Ross Collins.

With all of those picture books, I am impressed by the quality of story, writing, and illustrations, and each of the books delight me in their own way. And, in case you’re wondering, I purchased each of those books myself. I hope to write more about those books, though the concussion, my own book promotion, and hoping to get back to my own writing my slow me down. Just know that I highly recommend each of them.

I love well-written (and illustrated) books–picture books, middle grade, and YA novels especially, but really, any book that touches me, or makes me feel good.

Have you read any favorite books lately? Got any favorite picture books to recommend?

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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