“It’s not what I’ve done, Allie thinks to herself, it’s what I’m going to do.” I am still working my way through The Power by Naomi Alderman. Because I am a mom of young kids, most of the time I have for reading is just before bed, even on weekends. This means my love for reading is constantly pitted against my love for sleep. This is to say, my pace on this book is slower than my infatuation with it would like. At least I can savor it. Alderman’s prose is a pleasure to read. This line hooked itself into my brain last night, so I’ve put it on my paper today.
Emily P.G. Erickson is a freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. She has written for popular digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, Parents, Romper, WIRED, and more. Emily is a professional member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Previously, Emily researched PTSD for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and earned a master's in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at www.emilypgerickson.com.
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