We are having a snowy day today. So, I decided to make time for more reading after cleaning the house. It's important for writers to read. In fact, we should read more than we write.
It seems like a guilty pleasure, doesn't it? To sit on the couch with two dogs and a good book. But, this is the privilege of being a writer. The inexcusable excuse to set all aside and indulge in a captivating story.
It isn't all about reading, in case non-writers think so. This time is meant to analyze the story, the characterization, the theme, and the style of the book being read. Why is this book getting five stars? How can I write in a way to do the same in my own way? Those are the questions being asked by the writing reader. It isn't all about pleasure, but working at the same time.
Although, I have to say, it is quite fun.