Books Books Books

One of the reasons I love writing is because I love reading and I want to be able to get all the fantasy residing in my head down onto paper and share it with the world. Don’t get me wrong, I am by no means a professional writer, I am not published and so far only have this blog and one short story to show for my efforts but that doesn’t stop me from pursuing this most rewarding of pastimes.

I say pastime because to do all the things I want to do, I am not yet in the position to be able to give up my 9-5 and live the life of an accomplished writer.

Books to me are like paintings to an art lover. They are objects of abject beauty and deep mystery. It is through the written word that we can explore life through the eyes of another from the comfort of our favourite squishy armchair. Is there anything better than sitting inside on a cold, wet day; cup of coffee in hand, a cat snoozing on the sofa next to you and some old black and white movie on in the background as you read your latest treasured novel? I absolutely love days like that!

I currently have four books on my bedside table. The Shepherd’s Crown by the late great Sir Terry Pratchett, Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas, Game of Thrones by George RR Martin and The Rest of Us Just Live Here by the wonderful Patrick Ness. So many words, all the time in the world.

If I can ever come close to producing anything as good as the books on my bookshelves I will be a happy woman. I have those writers and so many more from childhood who have taught me so much and taken me to places that can only exist courtesy of an imagination so rich that to not go there would be to miss out on an exquisite experience.

2 thoughts on “Books Books Books

  1. Claire | Art and Soul says:

    I refer to him as “the wonderful” Patrick Ness too! I only came across his writing this year, but by the end of 2015 I’ll have read 7 of his books 🙂
    I still haven’t read The Shepherd’s Crown. I haven’t felt I’d be able to without crying the whole way through yet. Next year though.
    I marathoned the Throne of Glass series earlier this year (brilliant, so entertaining) and I’m up to date of Game of Thrones. The problem with the latter is that by the time George R.R. Martin writes another I’ll have forgotten what went before. I don’t know how he keeps all the characters straight. He must have some serious wall charts!

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  2. Grace M - Writer says:

    I’m currently reading “Twelve Kings” by Bradley Beaulieu but sadly, finding it a struggle 😦
    Shepherd’s Crown broke my heart, I promise you, you will cry but they will be tears of joy and sadness.
    Gave up on Game of Thrones (see my Villains & Heroines post) so won’t be pursuing it but if you like epic fantasy then I highly recommend the brilliant Brandon Sanderson. Fantastic stuff 🙂

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