Time for reading
Many people say it’s crucial to read if you want to be a writer. It seems logical, but the case could be made for spending that time on one’s own writing? I share a concern with others that my writing might be influenced by things I’ve read. But, I keep reading.
I love books and used to read more than I have of late. At the start of the year I vowed to read memoirs only, as that’s what I’m writing, but I haven’t stayed with that plan. I am rereading Jane Juska’s A Round Heeled Woman and just started Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman.
Cruising through blogs one day I came upon a new one, Writer Musings. Tabitha decided to start a personal book challenge, to read 100 books in 2010. I’ve decided to do the same thing, setting goals is something I need more practice at. What a great incentive!
I’ve completed 6 to date:
1. The Snake Stone by Jason Goodwin
2. The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
3. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
4. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
5. Writing Your Life by Lou Wilett Stanek
6. Sister Pelagia and The White Bulldog by Boris Akunin
I’ll update this as I go along. How about you, how many books do you read a year?