The Official “Do Nothing But Read Day” was June 27th this year and I missed it by a month. I wasn’t planning on participating because every time I sit on the couch with a book I get ambushed. Something about mommy reading, or working on the computer, signals my kids to come attack.
This last weekend I picked up two new reads from the library, Fablehaven – Grip of the Shadow Plague (Mull), and Wizard’s First Rule (Goodkind). It has been too long since I’ve picked up a serious piece of fantasy and the Goodkind series is just the ticket. As a so-called fantasy writer, I needed to refuel my creative engine. It has been way too long since I’ve dived into a juicy fantasy series. It’s important to read from all genres to keep a well-balanced perspective, but there’s something therapeutic about being immersed into my own.
I’ve spent the better part of the last four days reading at every available opportunity and have let the kids watch WAY too much TV. It’s been literally years since I’ve spent this kind of time entrenched in other people’s stories. I realize how much I miss it. Writers need to read. If anything, this weekend has been a stark reminder of how important it is to get my daily dose.
I finished Fablehaven and will post a review sometime this week. Compared to the 573 page, 10 pt font, hardback behemoth of the Goodkind; it was a lightning fast read. I expect to finish off the Goodkind by the end of next week.
Dearest readers, what books are you reading these days?