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?


Tez Miller said...

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

Anonymous 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


Kelly Meding/Kelly Meade 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...