I received a Kindle for Christmas and in the short period of time since I opened the package and now, I’ve probably read more books than I did for the latter half of 2012.
Granted, most of my lack of reading last year had to do with finishing my book–and a lot of what I’ve been reading is for research or to blow off steam, like reading fanfiction.
In order to write, though, you have to read. I found myself toward the later stages of my revision trying to remember how to write proper descriptions and actual paragraphs.
So far, I have read:
The Hunger Games trilogy
To Marry A Prince by Sophie Page
I have started:
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (I may end up becoming intensely jealous over the prose of this book, but I intend to study it and figure out to make the “camera” of my scenes as present as it is in the first scene of Wolf Hall)
I have downloaded:
To Marry An English Lord, the book that inspired the character of Cora, Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey
A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick