So, what has everyone been reading lately? I go through spurts where all I want to do is read. Dishes pile up, the laundry baskets overflow, and cat hair multiplies and settles on everything. I just sit in my chair with my favorite beverage on hand and read. There was a time when 10-12 books a week was the norm for me. Sadly, I have job now. My idea of the perfect =vacation is lots of time to do nothing but read. Do you ever do that?
I do manage to squeeze some reading time in. Here are some of the books I’ve read lately:
1. Entreat Me by Grace Draven This retelling of Beauty and the Beast is highly original, with excellent writing and fascinating characters. I loved it.
2. Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews A wonderful fantasy story by a favorite (pair of) author(s). I will read anything by Ilona Andrews, and like. This one was a lot of fun.
3. I’ve been reading all of Ellen O’Connell’s backlist. She writes stirring American West romance. I haven’t loved all of them the same, but they’re all well written. My favorite is probably Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold, although Beautiful Bad Man and Dancing on Coals were excellent as well. I just finished Into the Light, which I loved. Now I’ve finished all her romances and I’m walking around in circles, wanting another one. Sigh.
So what have you been reading? I have to put a hold on more reading for a while. I was really struggling with Chapter 4 of Mel and Snake’s story, but I brought it to my local critique group, the Word Weavers, and they they gave me good suggestions for where to improve it. I have done the re-write, and I’m a lot happier now. So tonight I’m going to start Chapter 5 of Wolf’s Vengeance, and write the next installment of Sand’s story. Poor Sand. Last week I left him frantic to find his mate. I better go and set him off on his search. 🙂