Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The Bookshelf - Reading and all Participate!
Most of my blog visitors are readers or writers. But if you’re a writer, shouldn’t you also be a reader?
After hanging out with writers and authors for the past few years, I’ve noticed something odd. There’s a lot of writers who no longer read.
Now I understand writing sucks up a lot of time. But if the act of reading contributed to our learning as writers, why would we stop?
So, to spur on our reading habits - let’s have some fun!
We all discuss the books we read and write. Let’s break out of our comfort zone for a bit.
Name a recent book (under ten years) you’d recommend that is NOT popular or a best seller or by a best-selling author:
Bad Day for a Fat Boy by Dirk Robertson
Recommend a similar type older book:
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip, a book I reviewed a while back.
Now for a challenge! You’re standing in front of your favorite section of the bookstore. If you’re a writer or author - your genre. Now, move to completely different sections and recommend an author:
Reading and writing eliminate three sections for me, so I'll just wander over to the horror section and recommend H.P. Lovecraft.
What are your recommendations?
Just some quick news:
Elizabeth Spann Craig is visiting on Thursday, so be sure to tune in!
And just found out my eBooks are now available at a reduced cost! Check out Amazon, B&N, iBookstore, or my publisher’s site.