This week has marked a shift in my focus. For the past two years, I’ve identified myself as a writer. A few short months ago, I was able to redefine myself as a published author. But, it’s time I got back to my roots. First and foremost, I am a Reader.
I like romance, mystery, humor, paranormal, fantasy, and classic fiction. I’ll even read a memoir every once in a while. I’m a girl who loves a good book.
So why the big blog-worthy declaration? Because without my love for reading, I never would have endeavored to write a novel. Reading always comes first. While writers block has often hindered my ability to write, nothing has ever stood in my way of reading. I always find time to read, whether it’s an entire book in one sitting, or if it’s just a page or two while I’m waiting to pick up my son from school. I have to have something to read. Always. Though my own ability to write has often let me down, reading never has.
As a Reader, I would love to share with you my list of books I’ve read this week:
2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America by Albert Brooks
Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction by Amy Metz
Normalish by Margaret Lesh
Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (I’m still working on this one)
What have you read recently? Leave your book recommendation in the comment section of this blog post, and I’ll be sure to add it to my reading list.
2 thoughts on “I Am a Reader”
I so love Rick Riordan's works. I have to say, I love the title 'Murder and Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction.' very clever.
I've been reading mostly Indie writers because so many of my friends have books out.
My son is the one who got me hooked on Rick Riordan. I read the Percy Jackson books when he finishes with them so we can discuss what we read.
Murder & Mayhem is by an indie author and comes highly recommended. If you like mystery with a touch of romance and a heaping helping of humor, you should give it a read.