In December, I made a list of writing goals for 2013. One of those goals is to get through the stack of books I have sitting in my home office. (Anyone else have that problem? J) Recently, I saw something online concerning reading goals. I have decided to read one book per week for 52 weeks. Many of the books I own are about writing and occasionally I will be talking about some of them here. Hopefully, I will finally get through the backlog!
Some of the books I have were recommended by various writers and other people in the field. I look for recommendations in magazines and on websites, email lists, blogs, etc. Some of these books were published long ago and others are more recent. I continue to add to my collection, with both hard copy and eBooks.
What books about writing have you read, whether it was recently or years ago? Do you have any recommendations? What do you plan to read this year?
I attended a conference last year and a literary agent asked the attendees the following questions:
How many have an eReader?
How many read physical books?
How many go to libraries?
How many buy at book stores?
How many buy books online?
Many raised their hands in response to all the questions. I think this is a good thing. How about you?
May we all get through those stacks of books this year and continue to add to them!
Debbie A. Byrne has a B.S. in Mass Communication with a minor in History. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and is working on her first children’s book.