Whilst taking a break from writing I’ve been reading. No biggy there, most writers read – it’s a prerequisite of being a good writer.
My problem is that I keep reading the same ten book series again and again and a…etc etc. It’s no problem because I love the series. What is a problem is that like Independence Day, The Langoliers, and several other films to which I know every single solitary word of dialogue it’s the same with these books. I know what happens in every single chapter – every single page.
eBookBetty.com is a great place for finding books and kudos to Betty? for doing it. However, I don’t read or write romance and crime isn’t my bag so-to-speak. I have managed to find half a dozen great books on EBook B but there have to be more books I can read.
The problem is that the stock of 60’s espionage novels (especially if you don’t like John le Carré) is finite. Most of the post apocalypse books are full of zombies and Stephen King is no longer writing what I want to read. I quite like Vampires (especially joleene naylors series) but I think I’ve done that to death – or undeath.
Well what do you want to read?
I don’t know!!
I try not to read too much of the genres in which I write in case I accidentally copy them, which leaves me little else.
Looks like it’s back to Len Deighton.