This time of year is truly fun for both a writer and a reader. Numerous new books, as well as sequels, are entering the YA marketplace, and I find myself at the cyberspace bookstore almost every day downloading some new title I am eager to read.
It makes it especially hard to write during these times when you are itching to get back to your iPad (or Kindle or good old hardback as some prefer) to read the next chapter in one of these enthralling books.
Currently I am reading three (yes, three) books at once. PURE by Julianna Baggott, UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi and CITY OF LOST SOULS by Casssandra Clare. Honestly, I couldn’t have picked three more different books if I tried. All are completely amazing and take me to a totally different world – which I love as a reader and envy as a writer.
Some people ask how I can keep all the characters and storylines straight and I laugh. If they only understood a writers brain they would get it. We’ve got several plots, numerous characters and different settings rolling around our brain continuously so moving from book to book is pretty easy.
So I’d be interested to hear from anyone who reads several books at once. Do you move from fiction to non-fiction? Do you stay in the same genre? And if you are a writer, do new books fire you up to get back to writing or do they pull you away so you can travel into someone else’s life for a while?
I’ll be interested to hear what you have to say.