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Goodreads Monday: The Thorn Necklace by Francesca Lia Block

06:30:00 Jo Linsdell 28 Comments

Goodreads Monday: The Thorn Necklace by Francesca Lia Block


Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To take part, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out Lauren’s Goodreads Monday blog post to share your Monday selections.





Goodreads Monday: The Thorn Necklace by Francesca Lia Block
For devotees of Bird by Bird and The Artist's Way, a memoir-driven guide to healing through the craft of writing



Francesca Lia Block is the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including the award-winning Weetzie Bat series. Her writing has been called "transcendent" by The New York Times, and her books have been included in "best of" lists compiled by Time magazine and NPR. 


In this long-anticipated guide to the craft of writing, Block offers an intimate glimpse of an artist at work and a detailed guide to help readers channel their own experiences and creative energy. Sharing visceral insights and powerful exercises, she gently guides us down the write-to-heal path, revealing at each turn the intrinsic value of channeling our experiences onto the page. 

Named for the painting by Frida Kahlo, who famously transformed her own personal suffering into art, The Thorn Necklace offers lessons on life, love, and the creative process.


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28 comments:

  1. Sounds good! I ADORE that cover!

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    1. I'm looking forward to starting this one. It's a bit different from the usual books about writing that I read.

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  2. I like the sound of this book, though I am not a writer.

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    1. I think the idea of The Thorn Necklace is something that might appeal to non-writers too as it's about healing through the craft of writing.

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    1. It's nice. Elegant and simple at the same time.

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  4. But the title - it made me flinch when I saw it

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    1. When I was first approached to review The Thorn Necklace I had no idea what the book was about from the title. Now I know why it's called that, I love the idea. This is definitely a book that needs it's subtitle though.

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  5. Sounds really great Jo! I enjoy reading books on the process of writing, to better understand what authors go through to create.

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    1. This one is a different approach to the writing books I usually read, but I love the idea of using writing to heal. It's definitely helped me over the years. One of the reasons I love writing so much is that it allows me an outlet for my emotions and thoughts. It's great therapy.

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  6. There is so much truth to the process that this book mentions.

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading more about the process.

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  7. I love the cover for this book. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. A no nonsense cover. I like the sound of healing through writing..

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading what Francesca Lia Block has to say on the topic.

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  9. The cover is beautiful! And I gotta add this to my TBR!

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    1. In that case, I hope you enjoy reading this book too :)

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  10. Looks and sounds very interesting.

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    1. I'm looking forward to jumping into the pages

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  11. Can't wait for your review....The book sounds interesting.

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    1. Thanks Allie. Hoping to read and review soon.

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  12. I haven't heard of this one yet. Great choice, though :)

    Megan - Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest

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    1. It's a bit different from my usual. Looking forward to reading it.

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