Posted on August 26, 2019
My name is Georgia Pistorio, and I am a writer/teacher residing in Colorado. I started this website to catalog my work, including written work and digital art. I am curious at heart about the world and the way language impacts our lives. Books have always excited me more than most, and it is here that I celebrate that part of me that loves to deep dive into the infinite possibilities that reading and writing can bring.
The choice of what book to read next is no small decision. Often, the books I end up reading seem to be fated in their timing or message. You see, when a particularly moving story finds its way to me, my world begins to revolve around it. The pages extend beyond the cover, reaching, pointing a finger to the unnoticed parts of my life. With its voice in my ear and its fingers outstretched, a book feels alive…like an ever changing, yet invisible body…a body alive with the eternal breath of its author, who is as real as you or me. And so, connections between the text and myself often feel like more than mere coincidence.
I started this blog to explore the joy and magic that a good book can bestow. But a book’s magic is not always obvious to every reader. That is why I’ve chosen to use the human body as a metaphor for each book I review, since it is the one thing we can all relate to. By trying to visualize how a certain book might manifest as a body, I hope to gain a deeper understanding of how masterful authors make a story completely their own – how they create mood, message, and meaning.
Through my writing, I hope to help you believe in the power of storytelling; a good book can be an entry point into the limitless world of imagination – a world that awakens at your attention, Reader.
Find me on Instagram @bookasbody