On reading

I’ve read that to be a good writer you should read, read, read. I have lots of books on Kindle and in paper format but I have a habit of starting them and not finishing them. I’m the queen of half-finished books.

Some of the half-finished books on my Kindle or nightstand:

  • The Scarpetta Factor by Patrica Kornwell
  • Geek Love By Katherine Dunn (I read it so long ago that I consider this a fresh read)
  • Until I find You by John Irving
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir by Nick Flynn
  • Finding Hanna by John R Kess
  • By Reason of Insanity by Randy Singer
  • The Judas Goat by Robert Parker
  • Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Maybe I haven’t found the right novels to capture my interest. Many years ago (almost twenty-five years ago!) my favorite novel was Geek Love by Katherine Dunn. I read it so long ago that it feels as though I’m reading it for the first time. The last book I really loved and read all the way through in recent history was Stiff by Mary Roach, but even that was a few years back. I read a few others by Mary Roach. Packing for Mars was quite good.

Does anyone else have this problem? Do you even consider it a problem? Are you an avid reader? Tell me what books you like best.


6 thoughts on “On reading

  1. I want to be an avid writer, but I am an avid reader. I like classics. They are very captivating and won’t let me write because I firmly believe that that kind of writing is very tough.
    So what shall I do?

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  2. I’m both an avid writer and reader but I prefer to write in my free time so I’m a little behind in the books I’m reading. Right now I’m reading two books at the same time: Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen and Inferno by Dan Brown but you know, time doesn’t let me continue. Someday we will finish those books 🙂
    Loved your post.

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  3. I love to read and I love to write! A couple of my favourite books are The Book Thief, 11.22.63 by Stephen King and A Little Life …😃🐻

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