June 1: The Reading Writer

No matter where she is, Mary Higgins Clark likes to read.  “I never go to a doctor or a dentist without a book in my bag,” says the best-selling suspense novelist.  She does have a favorite spot, however: a roomy wing chair with a footstool in her family room.

And what does she read? “Fiction or nonfiction: honestly, both,” she said in an interview with The New York Times Book Review. Her earliest choices, which included Nancy Drew mysteries, pointed her towards the genre of suspense. “I was hooked,” declares the author.

In 2003, The Christophers honored Clark with a Life Achievement Award for her ongoing dedication to promoting literacy.

Reading opens our minds, offering food for thought. Reading God’s word on Sacred Scripture can open our hearts, nourishing our souls and bodies.

The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our

God will stand forever.  (Isaiah 40:8)

Speak Lord! Help me to know Your will.

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