Sunday, October 24, 2010

October is for Reading

I just noticed I haven’t updated my blog all month. **slaps hand** Sorry for the oversight but with good reason.
After finishing my last draft of my WIP I realized I had spent over eight months straight on writing and frankly, the creativity well was dryer than grandma’s year-old fruit cake from the freezer. The great part of being a writer is the ability to take a month off to research, i.e. READ! I’ve had a BLAST refilling the well and thanks to the huge book sale yesterday for our local library fund, I have several more books to go before NaNo Wrimo in 6 DAYS!
Here is the short list of what I have read and LOVED this month. Hope you enjoy.

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick—This one tops my list for sure. Cannot wait to get my hands on Crescendo (after NaNo)

Shiver-Maggie Stiefvater- A new twist for the wolf lovers (I’m a closet team Jacob member), and a refreshing change from first person narrative to first person split POV. Not that I have an issue with first person, but I do like to get both sides of the story.

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr- Not my normal read, but maybe it should be. Fantastic. Also looking forward to the rest of the series, after NaNo of course.

Once a Witch- Carolyn MacCullough- I read the first half this morning before the house woke up and was terribly tempted to add sleeping pills to everyone's orange juice at breakfast so I could finish. Can’t wait to finish tonight after little man is asleep.

All book covers lifted from

Happy Writing/Reading/Well-filling.



  1. You've got some intriguing selections here, Ann. I'm not doing much reading these days, and you remind me I need to get back at it.

  2. Jennie, I can always count on you for a comment. ***sending you lots of love***
    I felt like I’d reached a point where the well was so dry I was digging in the rocks below looking for inspiration. My sister comes up with the best book suggestion so really I was searching for something to suggest to her for a change. I cannot tell you how much better I feel now that I have so many wonderful stories floating through my head. The well is brimming over with ideas.

    I highly recommend a reading vacation!