Do you ever wonder what book you should pick up and read next?
Does your to-be-read pile threaten to topple the lamp on your night table?
Or do you think that if you only read what your favorite author reads you’ll be as successful as she is?
This morning my email included a post from a writer to whose posts I am subscribed. Brinda Berry always has something interesting, unusual, or delightfully techie and today was no exception. She introduces the post this way:
… is a weekly event started by MizB of Should Be Reading
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?
Then she goes on to answer the three questions. I thought I might do the same just this once.
What am I currently reading?
JK Rowling has ventured away from her Harry Potter series with The Casual Vacancy, which I received for Christmas. I am about 200 pages into it and it is slow going for me. A friend we met in the airport said that it was a slow start but quite worth it and I value his opinion. Still, I am waiting for the story to grab me. More news on this book when I finish it.
What did I recently finish reading?
The second book I just finished is No Brother of Mine by Matt L. Holmes and my short review is found on Goodreads here. This book is cleverly written with the details of the past juxtaposed against the present for the hero of the story. I found the characters believable and likeable and was drawn into their various lives. The fact that Matt chooses to publish his books himself was intriguing as he does a good job.
What do I plan to read next?
This is the most difficult of the three questions because I don’t know. Maybe I’ll go to the used book store here in Hilton Head (we’re on a working holiday) and wander among the books and the yarns seeking inspiration. Or maybe I’ll receive my copy of Stephen Koch’s book, The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop: A Guide to the Craft of Fiction in the mail. Or maybe I’ll find something wonderful this afternoon when my husband and I take a break from working and hit the book store here on the island. Whatever it is, I’ll be a happy reader. And writer.
Do you have certain genres or authors that you especially love to read? Would you care to write your own post following the guidelines above? Could you ever consider going on a holiday and not taking lots of reading? Leave a comment revealing your own reading habits and how-tos or anything else that suits your readerly fancy.