Whatcha Reading?

As writers, we have to be just as concerned with our input as our output. Good writers are usually voracious readers. Not only is reading pleasurable, it exercises the mind in a more passive way than writing, while also providing subconscious material for future writing.

Mind you, I’m not talking about plagiarism. I’m saying that having lots and lots of stories in your head gives you more to pull from when you do your own writing. It’s good to read in your preferred genre. But it’s even more excellent to branch out and read in other genres. Push yourself. It might just liven up your writing!

Here’s what I’m reading now:

  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein. This is a sci-fi book about a penal colony on the Moon planning a revolution against their Earthly tyrants – all with the help of Mike, a sentient machine.
  • Daniel Deronda by George Eliot. This is a Victorian novel about a beautiful but spoiled and headstrong young woman who knows marriage is inevitable, but she really wants no parts of it. Isn’t it better to be fawned over and admired by many men?
  • Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King. I have no idea what this book is about but it’s hella long (699 pages)! I’m really looking forward to diving in!

What are you all reading? What are your favorite genres?

Have a beautiful weekend – and happy reading!

Peace and joy,

Raven

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2 thoughts on “Whatcha Reading?

  1. Hello, it has been awhile.
    I read Heinleins “Moon is a Harsh MIstress” and his other books in high school. Interesting read.

    I read Octavia Butler’s “Parable of the Sower/Talents” not long ago. Very grim and haunting SF novels of the near future in a broken dystopian California. Have you read her works? If not, I wrote an article about when I met her, as well a list of her some of her books, on my wordpress site.

    I then followed up with Norman Spinrad’s “Child of Fortune” —a whimsical and wonderful tale about a vagabond girl in the far far future.

    Contact me by email if you to like to share SF suggested readings. It is my favorite genre.

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