Sunday, January 18, 2009

Writers & Readers

Looking out the window this morning at the scene shown above, I knew it would be a great day to curl up with a book. Or two or three.

Writers are people who read. I've never met anyone serious about writing, who didn't also love to read. I belong to two public library systems in my area and I borrow books from family and friends. I'm trying to curb my habit of reading several books at once, although I've found it's manageable if they are books in different genres.

Currently, I am reading an anthology of short mystery stories, a YA novel by an author I recently met, a book recommended by my 9 year old granddaughter--The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate diCamillo, and I'm reading The Subtle Knife, Book 2 of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy for the second time. I found it so fascinating the first time I read it that I now have my own set of books and can savour it slowly.

I read as many children's books as books for adults. Because I write for young readers, I like to be aware of what today's kids are reading.

Read on,

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