Welcome back to our member profile feature on From Left to Write. Our club has almost 100 bloggers who love to read, write, and talk about books. On our book club days, you only get a glimpse into their blog so now you can get to know our members a little bit better.
In our book club members profiles, we’re going to do things a bit differently. We’ve asked our bloggers to share some books that have affected their lives in some way.
Today, meet Taylor Usry, From Left to Write’s Assistant Editor. Not only does she writes almost weekly for the site, she’s busy behind the scenes to help keep our book club running. Taylor is also a talented crafter and blogs at The Quiet Moments and The Quiet Moments (Page 2.
Let’s find out what books have stood out to Taylor.
Q: What childhood or children’s book changed your life and how?
My mom used to drop me off at the public library while she shopped (things were WAY safer in a small town 25 years ago!); it was there I discovered Jean Auel (not for kids, but I snuck over to the adult stacks).
Neither one of my parents are what I’d call “readers”, but they did always read to me. And they encouraged my voracious literary appetite. For that, I am am forever grateful!
Q: What fiction book has changed your life?
Q: What nonfiction book has changed your life?
Q: What other books affected your life?
Q: What book would you most want your children to read?
Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman (more for my daughter than my son, and we read it to her regularly). A wonderful sentiment about all of the things we want for our daughter as she grows up. This is a beautifully written and illustrated book! My favorite line is “Help her to help herself, help her to stand, help her to lose and to find. Teach her we’re only as big as our dreams, show her that fortune is blind…”
As you can see, Taylor’s interests in books span through many genres.
Taylor Usry (@taylorusry) is a 32 year old mother of two, married to the love of her life. She works part time from home as the Executive Administrator for an online forum, and is a freelance designer lucky enough to work with several major stamp and craft companies. With every second of her spare time Taylor enjoys creating art, reading good books, and cooking excellent food. She is an advocate for mental health, women’s rights, and education.
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