Thursday, March 26, 2009

I Weigh the Options - Read? or Write?

I have done a lot of reading since I stopped writing. It seems that I choose between the two activities.

My reading log for 2009 shows 51 books read so far this year. Of course that does not account for magazines, newsletters, Bible chapters, email, or news articles. It also does not include a new book that I read several times in pieces while editing for the author. This book, by my sister, Janice Crouse, will be out in a couple of months – it went to the publisher just last week. I am not sure what the final decision was in regard to the title of the book.

Anyway, I have recently read a lot of insignificant but entertaining novels by some of my long-time favorite writers: Mary Kay Andrews, Jeffrey Archer, David Baldacci, Mary Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben, Janet Evanovich, Jonathan Kellerman, Robert B. Parker, Beverley Lewis, and Stuart Woods.

In addition, I’ve discovered a couple of new favorites: I discovered why Jodi Picoult has had several best-sellers in recent years, and have been entertained by the light fiction of Elizabeth Noble. I lucked up on Love Walked In by Marisa De Los Santos. I sure would like to read more work by this very talented writer. And I just finished the most exciting book I have read in several years The Shack, which was a bestseller in 2007 for the author, William Paul Young.

1 comment:

Carol said...

I had a hard time getting into THE SHACK. It's been a couple years since I read it, and I don't remember much about it - just that I didn't care for the storyline and felt the author was really reaching to write it.