I'm a bit rushed with Cheyenne Sunrise releasing tomorrow, so I decided to let another author express a thought about reading this month. (Wish I'd written this.)
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. … Continue Reading ››
Call me crazy, but I love winter. That's when the cold subdues weeds in the yard, a snow storm might require me to stay home with my family, and books wait to be cherished. There's nothing better than settling in beside a cozy fire beside someone you love for a long reading session. This low-tech … Continue Reading ››
I'll confess to a love affair with pages over pixels. There's something magical about settling down in a quiet nook where the only devices I'm left to are my own. While other readers remove print copies from their homes, I celebrate the books in mine, as the image above illustrates.
Here’s the latest on my … Continue Reading ››
There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry –
This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll –
How frugal is the chariot
That bears the human soul.
Dickinson's poem captures everything I love about reading novels. There's nothing better than discovering … Continue Reading ››
No two persons ever read the same book.
I love the way readers make novels their own. I notice it most in reviews of my books. Invariably, a reviewer will decide a novel is about something I never intended. It is
, for that person.
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"Books are a uniquely portable magic." Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Books have only become more portable with the advent of the digital age, with one slender device holding a library. I'll confess to being old-fashioned enough to resent that. I still think of books in terms of paper. I don't think … Continue Reading ››
Do you recall the vivid dreams you had in childhood? My favorite was the one where I got to fly. Some dreams happened with my eyes open, usually in school while I gazed out the window. There's nothing quite so surprising as the teacher interrupting your foray into an imaginary world.
It's my job to dream now, to … Continue Reading ››
There's nothing quite like losing yourself in a good book. Walking into a story world feels a lot like navigating a dream. Your feet might keep to the path, unless they wander. Magic sings in the trees. Others have passed this way or will follow, but only you will see this world in just this way. It … Continue Reading ››