Today I showed my "Gutsy" attitude at Writers Li.P.P. and shared the afternoon's adventures at Between Birthdays. Now I'm in my jammies, getting ready to curl up with a glass of wine and a pile of books and read until I can't keep my eyes open.
These are the books stacked next to my bed, in various stages of completion.
A Garden in the Rain by Lynn Kurland
The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass
The Mozart Season by Virginia Euwer Wolff
The Restless Heart by Ronald Rolheiser
Ladies of the Lake by Haywood Smith
Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell
Persuasion by Jane Austen
A String of Expression by June Roman
This doesn't, of course, include the half-finished books on my Kindle. I know it sounds like I have some serious ADD, but I have read this way as long as I can remember. I love jumping back and forth between fiction and nonfiction, the old and the new, prose and pretty pictures. The downside is that it seems to take me a long time to finish a book. Except I usually finish several at about the same time.
I plan to spend a lot of time reading during this brief hiatus from fiction writing. I honestly can't think of a better way to fill my creative well, and I have no doubt that my work will be better as a result.
What are you reading this weekend?