As some of you know, I actually read and respond to reader mail. This encompasses everything from folks who are upset that a series is over, to authors who are starting out and want some directions on how to get their books out there.
Mostly, I get reader mail that makes me happy. Brings a tear to my eye. People talk about my books making them happy, that they enjoy it, share them with family and friends and that a smile inevitably ensues.
That makes me all warm and fuzzy.
This week I got an email from an author who describes their own work as 'disturbing' and their readers on the creepy side. This made me wonder, are we what we read?
I have gone over my bookshelves and found plenty of books by author's who's works make me smile, but I have also found a collection of research materials that can only be described as staggering. It is the books on research that I turn to time and again. The books on writing, science, sex in history and body products are all in my current reading area.
The dictionary is nearby, but not for standard reading, I use it to title the Terran Times series.
What does my choice of reading material say about me?
What does your choice say about you?
Take a look at the most recent books on your kindle, ereader, or computer. Were those books bought because it was the mood you were in at the time... or was it the mood you wanted to capture?
Sorry for the weird monday thoughts. No one should blog on a monday. :)
On the plus side, I have completed A Drop of Blood, my final Sci-fi Fairy tale, so the complete collection will be available in print (signed by me) at the Lori Foster gathering, and on Amazon at about the same time.