Sunday, May 10, 2009

Read in 2009 Update

As of last night, my count of books read since January 1st is twenty-three. It may not seem like a lot to some, but for me, it's an amazing number. Especially when we're only 18 weeks into the year.

Last week I set a nice little personal record of three books in one week: NICE GIRLS DON'T HAVE FANGS (Molly Harper), TAMING THE FIRE (Sydney Croft), and FOOL MOON (Jim Butcher). Yes, I know, I'm woefully behind on the Dresden books, which is why Grave Peril is next, then I tackle a few more new-to-me authors.

I've said it before, but reading is one of the greatest tools in a Writer's Toolbox, and it's one we have complete control over. I hear a lot of people say, "I don't have time to read," or "I've always wanted to write a novel, but I don't like reading." Um, what? For me, books have become the gasoline in my creative fuel tank--if I don't refill it once in a while, I'm going to lose steam.

What's everyone reading right now?

6 comments:

Tez Miller said...

Am about 45 pages into A. J. Menden's TEKGRRL.

ralfast said...

Just finished Turn Coat, great stuff.

Shannon said...

I never thought you would ask...I just finished Jessica Z by Shawn Klomparens. Awesome read, and awfully proud of my book count is 65 for the year.

Zonk said...

C.J. Cherryh's Morgaine Saga trilogy.

Again :P

If you're looking for a story with a really DIFFERENT heroine, this is a great place to start :D

:D:D:D

-Kelly Meding said...

Tez - I haven't read AJ's first book yet, but it's on my wish list.

ralfast - I'll get there some day. Probably in the distant future. *g*

Shannon - Sixty-five!?! Go, you!

Zonk - How are you, stranger???

Zonk said...

I'm fair to partly cloudy - but very happy for you :D

Looking forward to inhaling TDTD as soon as I can get my hands on it...

:D:D:D