It’s time to read

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” ~ Stephen King

One of the most common writing tips out there is to read. A lot.

I learned to read early on, around the ages of 3-4. My great-grandmother spent her days dressing me up and teaching me the written word. Though I remember none of this, I will forever be grateful for my family’s hand in my love of books.

So, to write, you have to read.

Currently I am reading The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler, and The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr..

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments section, even if you aren’t a writer, I’d still love to hear what you are reading. (I am always looking for a good book to read…) πŸ™‚

 

Till next time,

~AJP

14 responses to “It’s time to read

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  2. *raises hand* Where is your “like” button? All the cool kids have them, you know. πŸ˜‰ Really, this is a controversial button we’re talking about here — just wondering.

    I am currently reading His Fair Assassin trilogy by R.L. LaFevers. On the 3rd book, Mortal Heart. Tomorrow, I will be starting Anne’s Sugar & Snails. Also, reading some MG books. πŸ™‚

    • That is a very good question Ms. Brentyn. ….

      Oh, I haven’t picked up Anne’s book yet, I keep meaning to. Did you like the trilogy? I think my next read is To Kill a Mockingbird, somehow I missed reading this in school.

      • Ooh, I was going to read To Kill a Mockingbird, too! I haven’t read that since…a long time ago. I’m getting senile. I liked the trilogy but have a writer-crush (is that a thing?) on R.L. LaFevers so I might be biased. Eh. They are…interesting. The second one is disturbing, IMO. You don’t have to read all of them, either. They are totally stand-alone (which I didn’t know when I asked for them as a gift last year).

  3. does the Hugo pack count? Working my way through so I can cast my ballot.

  4. I love anything by William Boyd. Start with Restless. It’s a spy story, but not a normal gun-firing, action-filled one. And Concrete Island by J.G. Ballard was fantastic. Lastly, if you haven’t read it, read Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts.

  5. I am half way through the book you got me for my birthday, Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets. The Book of Speculation sounds intriguing, that might be next… After I finish book 7.

    • Ah, a great book, especially when you want to look at how it’s written. Yes, finish Harry Potter first, then I would recommend The Book of Speculation, it’s a good read so far.

  6. I like that our backgrounds in learning to read are quite similar. I think that’s what makes us so obsessed with writing, we fell in love with books at an early age.
    Whether it’s light reading, or mysteries, or non-fiction, I’m usually able to go through a couple of novels a week.
    This past week, I’ve actually told two of my friends that I don’t understand people who don’t love books the way I do. My best friend of 15 years hates to read. πŸ™

    • It’s nice to find friends who share a love for the written word, it would have been nicer when we were going through school. πŸ™‚ It was harder to find such die hard book nerds back then.
      Unfortunately, I just don’t have the time to read as much as I’d like to. I can get through a book or two in a week and that’s my max lately.
      Hates to read?! Oh my… I am so sorry. πŸ™‚

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