What I read is broken down into two clear and distinct camps: Fun and Mental.
Fun is (no sarcasm intended) reading non-fiction of all types, be they bios, memoirs, true crime, general knowledge, history, pop culture, if it's non-fiction, chances are good that I will read it for fun. I also enjoy reading certain kinds of fiction for fun as well, which consists mostly of historical and fantasy.
Mental is (again, no sarcasm intended) reading for reviews. As most of you know, one of the simplest provisions for me to fulfill in my contract is to do at least one book review a quarter of my fellow writer's work. I have since branched that out to review non-Solstice writers as well.
Having to do book reviews is the main reason why I bought a Nook (although I'm having 2nd thoughts) this past summer. I figured that if I was going to do book reviews, the cheapest way to do it would be to buy the book as an e-book.
I'm making slow and steady progress with what I got on my Nook. I say slow and steady, because I try to alternate reading for fun with reading for reviews, while at the same time crank out a few words and promo my book.
As most of you know (at least my long term readers know this) I have recently started exploring different genres to read, with the main reason being that since I have to do book reviews, I might a well expand my horizons.
To give you an idea on how I have expanded my horizons, here is a list of what i have loaded on my Nook. This list is broken down between read & reviewed, waiting to be read & reviewed and one that I'd recently finished on Thanksgiving and reviewed. If any of these titles intrigue you, by all means check them out.
Just finished reading: Softly Say Goodbye by KC Sprayberry (YA about teen drinking).
Having read and reviewed:
- The Millpond Murder Case by Gary Peterson
- The Last Night by Nico Rosso (romance)
- The Substitute by James Hatch
- Invisible by Jeanne Bannon (YA)
- Death & The Journalist by J.L.Petty
- Killing Trail by Charles Gramlich (western shorts)
- Cutman by Mel Odem
- The Chosen by Andrea Buginsky
- Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Welles by Edward Grainger
- Anna's Vision by Joy Redmond
- Crow Feather by Allen Russell
- Days of Beer: A Memoir of a Beer Drinkin' Man by Charles Gramlich
- The Second Vendetta by Carl Brush
And....I have 4 others in paperback from Solstice authors that I have read and reviewed that you might want to check out as well.
- Soul by Erika Hanson
- Year of the Human by Barton Levenson
- Ten-A-Week Steale by Stephen Jared
- Upon A Crazy Horse by Frank Rogers
- An autobio by Sissy Spacek
- A bio of Freddie Mercury
So, to borrow from Capitol One, what's in your reading queue and what do you enjoy reading the most?