“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”Right on, Confucius.
Lately, I haven't been reading enough.
Eh, let's be honest, I've barely been reading at all.
Like, two novels in one month. That's just pitiful.
Great writers read a lot--A LOT. Because of that theory, I worry any small level of greatness I might have achieved could be slowly slipping away.
"If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write."I hear ya, Stevie.
~ Stephen King
I have a pile of unread books given to me from beloved friends like Sara McClung, Carolina Valdez-Miller, and Megan Rebekah. (Thanks girls!) It's not like I don't have plenty of accessible reading material. I have so many new novels I'm practically drowning in them. (Not a bad way to go if you ask me.)
"One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper pattern at the right moment." ~ Hart CraneAmen, Hart.
So, I am pledging to do some serious reading in the next few weeks. All kinds of stuff: my beloved YA paranormals, some classics, a few contemporaries, maybe even a steamy romance or two. I will be a better writer because of it. Plus, I love to read, so why haven't I been doing it? No more excuses. Let the avalanche of story devouring begin.
What are you reading? What's your favorite story to reread? Have you been slacking like me, or have you been in devour mode?