It is the 16th of September now, and alas, I have only finished 11 books so far this month. My goal was/is a book a day, so I’m 5 books behind. But, I am in the middle of 5 books now, so there’s hope.
The book I am reading right now is called Dancing on the Head of a Pen, by Robert Benson. Some of the reviews I’ve read of it seem incensed that this book is not a how-to guide to writing a novel, but in fact it is not, and doesn’t pretend to be. I might as well be angry that a book about Ireland doesn’t teach me to speak Irish Gaelic. What this book is, however, is a sort of conversation with a writer about writing and some of what works for him. It is not meant to instruct, just inspire. So far it’s quite good.
The other books I’m reading?
– Quartet for the End of Time, by Johanna Skibsrud
– The 100, by Kass Morgan
– Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King
– The House of Velvet and Glass, by Katherine Howe
Have you read any of these yet? Are you planning to?