*If you’re looking for my A-Z post for today, check out the main blog page.
It’s the first Wednesday of the month and time for another posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.
This month for the A-Z Challenge I’m looking at my TBR (to be read) shelf and reading at least one book for each letter. (Some letters turned out to be a book in a series, so me being me, I read the entire series.) Why not go and check out my posts and see if you can spot your book there?
It made me think, though, about how books just seem to be bought and left to languish on either a physical or virtual TBR shelf. Maybe that’s just me. I don’t seem to have the time or the energy to read every book I want to. I give preference to ARCs (we all know that reviews during a book’s launch is vital), but other books have been waiting for a decade or more to be read. And I really do want to read them.
This challenge forced me to focus my reading time into something productive. I also like planning, so this worked out quite well for me. You are welcome to check out my A-Z posts this month and let me know what you think of the books.
I know there are writers who believe that if you don’t read every day, you can’t be a good writer. Maybe it has to do with a quote from Stephen King’s On Writing…
I have a lifetime of reading knowledge – of being read to and reading myself since a young age – and I do read whenever I can. Sometimes I even binge read. Do I have more unread books on my shelves than read ones? Yes. Do I own every book I’ve ever read? No. Libraries are awesome. Does my lack of time and energy to read every day make me a bad writer? Absolutely not.
What are your thoughts about this subject? Do you have books languishing on your TBR? Have you done reading challenges?
*This month’s question is about audiobooks: I’ll do a whole post about it another time.
I also have two new books out!
And just check out this month’s book club selections.
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