Wednesday, April 25, 2012
U is for Ursula
There is something wonderful about being a girl and looking at a bookshelf, and seeing the names of so many great women writers. It is certainly inspiring. It gives you the chance to think, as a seven or eight or twelve year old, "I could be like her."
One of my inspirations as a child-writer was, of course, Ursula Le Guin, who wrote the Earthsea books, among many other things. And she still is, as an all-grown-up writer, too. This summer, I'm planning to get back to some of her books I haven't picked up since middle school. (Some of those books-with-maps!)
It's going to be a fun summer.