Thursday, March 24, 2011

What I'm reading....

I always have more books on my night table, my living room side table and my dining room shelves than I can possibly read in whatever time period I'm planning.
Like most of us who love books, I have been reading for as long as I can remember and listening to stories before that. I read a broad range of books that includes fiction, non-fiction, essays, history, art criticism, nature writing and so on. Oh, and mysteries, especially easy breezy mysteries such as the herbally linked mysteries by Susan Wittig Albert. Above are some of the books waiting to be read in the near future. I also love short stories and read as many as I can get my hands on. I have just finished the New Yorker Stories by Ann Beattie, one of my favorite short story authors. I think I read all these stories as they were published but it has been great fun to read them again.

I also read a lot of children's books, especially ones written for children in the middle years, 8-12 years old. These are some of the latest ones I've read.
I loved the two books on the left...the two on the right, not so much....I am writing a book for kids this age so am always looking at what is out there, what is doing well, what I think is a horrid mistake of publishing and so on....

So that's what I'm up to. What have you been reading?

1 comment:

sara said...

oooh I love hearing what other book worms are reading! I keep a list (which is pretty long right now) of books I want to read and I'll add yours to my list! I'm currently reading The Girls From Ames... I'm only on the 4th chapter but so far so good :)