I’m reading Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. I had seen her being interviewed, and just watching her face and listening to her voice and stories captivated me. I wondered why I hadn’t ever read any of her books that people speak so highly of. So I ordered I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings through Bookins (a used book swap), and am mesmerized by her writing. The way she turns phrases, delivers fresh images, adds humor to her descriptions. I’m hypnotized. At first I wanted to share the book once I was finished, but now I decided to keep it and use it as a reference and inspiration when I write. If you’ve never read this book, I suggest you put it on your summer reading list and savor every sentence.