I’ve been trying to write a response to Michelle Branch’s “Loud Music” since she premiered the song on a UStream Chat. She describes it as her love song to the music she grew up listening to.

Immediately, my writer ears perked up and I felt it was necessary to write a book lover’s response/version.

For many a day, I have tried unsuccessfully.

Today, a friend reminded me that we never really expected me to still be alive. This sparked the creative juices that make me tick.

And tonight, on the second try of the day, “Reading Quietly” was completed. I might be in love. Whether or not it will ever see the light of day remains to be seen, but I am proud (even though it might border on theft… Sorry, Mom!).