When I started the year, I had 40 books on my TBR shelf to read. Recently, I purged a couple that I knew I wouldn't get to/had no interest in reading any more, which brings the new total to 38. Out of that many I have now read a grand total of 11! 11/38 is… Continue reading TBR Progress – Quarter 2!
I while ago, I heard somebody talk about how they utilize other writers as "mentors" by reading their works. I like this concept. Finding a writer whose style I like and picking their work apart to find out why I like it. Moreover, when I find a writer who writes for the same reason I… Continue reading Finding Writing Mentors While Reading
We've already made it through Q1 of 2021! Woo! Let's check in on how I'm doing on reading the 40 books that were sitting on my TBR shelf and see if I added any to it (spoiler: yes I have). What I've Read: I changed my challenge to 50 after realizing I was DEVOURING books… Continue reading Progress on My TBR Reading
Every writer, or aspiring writer, has heard the phrase "read like a writer." To me, that means to read with a curiosity of how the author accomplished the story they created. If the characters resonated with you, why? If the story struck a certain chord, how? If you thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the story,… Continue reading Reading Like A Writer
I have 40 books on my fiction to-be-read (TBR) shelf. More if I count the ones I'm currently reading, the memoirs, and classics I keep for those "one day" moments. (Yeah, even I have those kinds of books). But the constant carousel that is the TBR shelf has 40 books, so I'll start there. I've… Continue reading What if I read only what’s on my TBR shelf?