Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Reading, Writing & Publishing ~

ONE THING HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD by Donna Gephart


Nerdy Book Club

Some days I’m a black man marching in the 1960’s in a hostile town in the South.  Other days I’m a boy living on a reservation, trying to get a decent education at the “white” school despite myriad obstacles placed in my path.  Still other days, I’m a girl growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

I’m able to live these different lives because I read.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.  The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

Every day, I step into the shoes, head and heart of another person by opening the pages of a book.

I’ve developed a wider heart, an open mind, and an inclusive way of being in this world through reading.  From Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo, I defined my views about war and the importance of peace and non-violence.  From a…

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