Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Being a Reader

“I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.”
 Gary Paulsen

"The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary."

I read because I love stories, I love the movies that play in my mind as I read. I read because I write and it makes me better as a writer to be a reader first. I often look to my favorite books for inspiration to get me through my writers blocks and use them constantly while editing. I find that I read books in a similar genre like an action romance if that's the genre of my current or next book. It helps me get into the right frame of mind. 

So what's on my current to read shelf?

  • The Different Girl By Gordon Dalquist
  • Daring Greatly By Brene Brown
  • Allegiant By Veronica Roth 
  • The Iron Knight By Julie Kagawa
  • Project Paper Doll Rules By Stacey Kade
Those are the books that are sitting on my night stand waiting to be read for the first time--I often slip a favorite re-read in here and there. :)  

What's on your current to be read list?

2 comments:

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Right now I'm into Peter Mayle books. I loved A Year In Provence. Now I'm enjoying his mysteries, as i have always loved mysteries, particularly if they take place in other countries.

Canda said...

In paper--A Different Blue (Amy Harmon) and The Taking (Kimberly Derting).
On my Kindle--More Than a Stranger (Erin Knightley) and Under Different Stars (Amy A. Bartol)