March 10th, 2010
Whatcha Reading?

I admit that my reading tastes are a little eclectic these days. I’m currently reading Switch by Chip Heath, Trick of Light by Rob Thurman, Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep, The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan, and the Dead Girl’s Dance by Rachel Caine. I have to admit they’re all really good. I keep getting sucked into each book. It’s hard to put one down and pick up another, but I never rarely read one book at a time. Probably has to do with my short attention span. *g*

The YA is coming along nicely. I’ve written over 3K in the last two days. Decided to leave the story off at a good point so I can pick it up tomorrow and keep writing. I have realized once again that when I write fast I tend not to incorporate what I’ve learned in writing class. 🙁 This means I’ll have to go back through the manuscript when I’m finished and flesh out the showing. Not looking forward to doing that, but it must be done. I’ve also started edits on Gothic Passions (my vampire historical). Hopefully it won’t take me too long to finish them and get the book up on Kindle. So far I’ve made only minor changes. It’s always weird going over a manuscript that you wrote so long ago. Has it really been 7 years? :-O Yikes!

What are you all reading? Have any good recommendations?

12 comments to “Whatcha Reading?”

  1. I’ve been reading the Devil’s Panties by Jennie Breeden. Graphic novels. I like pictures. : D

  2. Oh, loved Trick of the Light. Awesome.

    I’m ready JD Robb’s latest, waiting on from a new author, reading a book by Devon Monk… yes, I’m easily distracted by new and shiny books, but I can keep up with all of them. 😀

  3. I’m reading The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritson, the In Death series by J.D. Robb, The Evolution of God by Robert Wright. All good for different reasons.

    Mostly I’m just popping in to say hi. I’ve been remiss in commenting for a long time, but I do come by here pretty much every day. Is there such a thing as blog stalking?

  4. Charlie, That sounds fun. I love graphic novels. I still need to read through a couple of my Anita Blake ones. And of course, Y and Fables and Death Note (manga). 🙂

  5. Shiloh, Yeah, I love Rob Thurman’s work. She’s one of my favorites.

    I’m going to have to try Devon again. I started her first one, but couldn’t get into it.

  6. Jo, I’ve missed you (here and away). Glad you popped by. Those sound like interesting books. I’ve only read one Tess Gerritson book. I believe it was her last bestseller. It was good. I do love the JD Robb series, but I’m very late in coming to it. I’m only on book two. Blush. Sad, I know.

  7. Dean Koontz’s ‘Relentless’ is very good as is Janet Evanovitch’s ‘Lean Mean Thirteen’. I’m glad your YA is progressing so well. I’ll bet it’s a nice change.

  8. On the non-fiction front I’m reading Beowulf on the Beach by Jack Murnighan and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing Erotic Romance by Alison Kent.

    On the fiction side…I can only read one book at a time. Just finished Skykeepers by Jessica Andersen (you introduced me to that series) and have Greywalker by Kat Richardson or Through the Veil by Shiloh Walker up next.

    So many books…so little time, LOL

  9. Bernard, Love Koontz. Thanks! It is a nice change. I think it helps that the ages 14, 15, and 16 made such a big impression on me. I remember so much about those ages. The crushes, the insecurity, the awkwardness, embarrassment, and the fearlessness. 🙂

  10. Sherri, Alison’s book is good. So is the one Angela Knight wrote on the subject.

    I’m glad you’re enjoying the series. 🙂 I just picked up the fourth book in the Kat Richardson series, Vanished. The series definitely grows on you, even though it is different.

    I hear you. 🙂

  11. I’m not reading much but text books these days although I did pick up Black Jack by Lora Leigh the other day and am slowly working my way through it. I’m also reading Transforming Fate Into Destiny by Robert Ohotto. I’ve been reading a lot of books about intuition and soul searching, it has helped recenter and refocus me on my goals and also helps the spirtual insight. 🙂

  12. Shannon, Textbooks, not the most exciting reads. I almost picked Black Jack up today. Lora’s special ops and breeds are an auto-buy for me. You’ll have to let me know what you think of the book. Books that help with intuition and focus are always good. 🙂