May 7, 2013

Inquiring Minds Want to Know - What are your reading?

A few years ago....like 10....I was a constant reader, one book after another, picking up a new one up almost as soon as I finished one.  But I have not been reading like that for years and I think that affects my own writing.  I have a nook, so you'd think I'd be reading like crazy again.  But, I'm not.  Still, last Thursday, I had Jury Duty..ugh!  A whole day spent hurrying up and then waiting.  I was on a panel, but not chosen for the actual jury.  I didn't know if I could take my nook into the court house, so I took a Mary Balogh book. (She's one of my favorite authors). That's what I'm reading now, Christmas Bride.  Yes, since Friday, I have been too busy to read on it, but I will finish it.

So, Inquiring Minds Want to Know....WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?  Please share.



16 comments:

Teri Thackston said...

I'm between books right now but next on my reading list is Conduct Unbecoming a Gentleman by Wareeze Woodson. I'm looking forward to this Regency--I love to read them, but not sure I could write one!

Lani said...

I'm reading CONFESSIONS by Jean Jacque Rousseau. I've never read it before, but now I understand more about how he came to his philosophical theories. He's also quite the Chatty Cathy about all his less that admirable qualities. It's a bit odd to think I held the man up on quite a pedestal for so many years, but he was a pervert.

I'm always looking for a great fiction book too, so let me know what AMAZING books I need to get now please!

Ella Quinn - Romance Novelist said...

The galley for my book The Seduction of Lady Phoebe. Does that count?

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Hi, Teri. Thanks for stopping by. I've seen the info on CONDUCT and it does sound good. I love Regency novels, too. I was going to write them when I started out, lol, but ended up being a western writer instead.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Lani, I did know who Jacque Rousseau was, I just looked him up. LOL, funny that a man who wrote that science and arts were leading to the corruption of virtue and morality was a pervert.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Well, Elle, that's what your reading now, so it has to count. When is the book set for release?

Susan M said...

I'm reading DEATH WITHOUT COMPANY, by Craig Johnson. Are you a fan of the Longmire series on A&E? This is one of his stories. It's a contemporary western about a Sheriff in a Wyoming city, population 25.

Susan Macatee said...

Hi, Anna! I'm finishing up NIGHT ANGEL, part of the Paradise Pines series by Paisley Kirkpatrick. Great read if you like western romances.

And, like you, I was an avid reader before I started writing. Sometimes I wish I had more time to read again. It's a hobby I'll never grow out of.

sasha cottman said...

Stephanie Laurens And then she Fell. I just picked it up by chance in Target on the weekend. I need to get back into reading.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Susan, I am not familiar with that series, but I think I need to look into it. Thanks for sharing.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Susan, I haven't read Paisley's series either, but I'm sure I have one or two of her books on my nook, so something to tell myself to read.

BTW, I will have two long flights in just over a month...one 19 hours long and the other 15 hours long, plus two 5 hour long flights when I go to and come back from Perth, Australia. So, planning to get some reading (and sleeping) done then!

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Sasha, I'm with you. I need to get off the computer (surfing the net,lol) and get back into reading!

P.J. Mellor said...

Hi, Anna! I just finished Stuck With You by Trish Jensen. This morning I started reading Homicide hustle, a ballroom mystery but can't remember the author--can't seem to find it on my Kindle header!

Lyn Horner said...

I'm reading RIVETED by Maljean Brook. I think I have a new favorite author! And she write steam punk of all things. but her stories are great, set in an alternate history, very fast paced, hot romance, fascinating detail.

Sarah J. McNeal said...

I once saw advice to authors that went something like: read-write-read-write. I believe it's true that reading improves our writng. Ever notice how you read with a critical eye? You notice changes in POV, passive voice and all those things that we're not supposed to do. Also, when I read a book I really loved, I want to know what made it so good so I can apply that to my own writing.
Right now I'm reading The Valentine's Ball by Julia Parks--a new found author that I have come to love.
Even though I'm deep in edits for my next release, I still read.

KSJ said...

I picked up Gone With the Wind for the first time in 15 years. When I started reading it all those years ago I put it down after three pages because it was slow and just not what I wanted to read as a young teen. I've been reading it for the past five days, am just past the halfway point, and getting irate when things like school and work and sleep prevent me from continuing... I said the other day, this is the first book that has actually made me rude - I tune you out and don't care, lol.