Reading Challenge

Writers Read.

In writer-friend Marsha Blevins’ recent blog, she briefly reminisces on school days, and all the homework she avoided – specifically, all the classic reads that were not effectively read.

I feel challenged. I have read many of the classics. One of my favorite books of all times is “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” is what got me interested in paranormal fiction. Still, there are many that escaped me.

Shall I commit to reading them? When do I have the time, especially when I’m supposed to be writing? Nevertheless, as the quote on her post reads, “If you’re a writer who doesn’t read, ooh, holy shitkittens, you’re super-mega-ultra-wrong.”  –Chuck Wendig

Or as the popular Stephen King quote goes, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or tools) to write. Simple as that.”

I will begin reading these classics. May the literary journey feed my mind and awaken my muse.

2 thoughts on “Reading Challenge”

  1. I’ll share my list! I’m such a slow reader so all I ask is don’t rub it my face too much when you finish the list and I’m still on book #2. 😉

  2. LOL No worries about that. Between work, Maya and trying to write – oh, and relax at some point – my reading time is few and far between. But I NEED to get serious about it. 🙂

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