It’s so hot right now, it’s really hard to work……especially for those of us who do NOT have A/C–(that’s right, weep for me!) So, instead of writing my own words, I’ve been indulging in reading everybody else’s.
As writers, we all got into this because we love books. All books. Any books. I have so many books in my house, my dh insists that when the ‘Big One’ finally hits Southern California, they’re going to find my body under a mountain of books….For me, doesn’t like such a bad way to go.
Since I became a writer though, reading sort of took the back seat. I get so involved in my own worlds, with my own characters, I sometimes feel that I don’t have nearly enought time to simply read anymore. I can go a couple of weeks, even a month without feeling the overpowering urge to read….then it hits.
And boy, when it hits, it hits hard. In the last month or so, I think I’ve read more than fifty books. And I seem to be on a Regency England kick at the moment, which is odd since I stopped reading (and writing) historicals years ago. But I’ve rediscovered the magic of an earlier time. I’m thrilling to the Alpha male in a British drawing room. I’m loving the sweep of the moors and the delicate beauty of an English garden. And oh, the dialogue. The wit. The banter.
So in the midst of my reading binge, I’m realizing again just what first drew me to the magic of the written word. I’m remembering the passion for writing. The simple joy of being able to create worlds for a living.
And I’m hoping that somewhere out there, readers are enjoying MY books as much as I’m enjoying everyone else’s.
So what are YOU reading?
Maureen Child is the author of more than 100 romance novels, but at the moment, she’s sitting in front of her fan, pretending she’s in Mayfair………
Ah well yeah, Nora~!!!! It was good……and I’ve actually got Corpse Pose. Just haven’t cracked it open yet!
on May 18, 2008
Hey Maureen!! Stopping by a day late, but what the heck!
I was on a regency kick recently, then started a new mystery from Diana Killian, called Corpse Pose. It’s from her new series, Mantra for Murder (that cracks me up). It was really good and I can’t wait to read her next one!
And today I started the second book in Nora’s latest trilogy, The Hollow. I’m loving it, naturally!
on May 17, 2008
Oh, girl…….your time’s coming fast! Get those revisions done and luxuriate for awhile….
on May 17, 2008
Maureen, I’m jealous! I’m not reading anything right now while doing revisions. I can’t wait to dive into a pile of books!