Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Reading and Writing

If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write.
--Stephen King

Thank you twitter. And thank you @adviceforwriters.
So right (write!).

I am editing. And planning a birthday party. Doing laundry. Washing the kitchen floor. Making lamb chops for dinner when my dad came to visit. Whipping up gobs of Flubber with borax and glue. Writing. But reading?

No effin way.

A woman of magnificence I know recommended a book to read called Lonely Werewolf Girl about a skinny, Scottish, runaway, werewolf princess named Kalix. I am loving it. It is so not what I usually read but I am making time in my ridiculous schedule to read it.

I abandoned Marie Antoinette. I have foresworn mindless television watching save for Sunday marathons of HBO and Madmen and the occasional netflixed pic on Thursday and Saturday nights.

This is what it takes, people. I have a stack on my nightstand of books to be read and here is a list:

A Visit from the Goon Squad
The Artist's Wife
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Marlene Dietrich, a biography
If I Loved You, I Would Tell you This
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Bonjour Tristesse

I better get crack a lakin'

And 30th follower and winner of mysterious prize? I have not forgotten about you!


Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE that quote because its so true.


Anonymous said...

Read Will Grayson, Will Grayson ASAP!!! I'm serious. It's one of my favorite YAs of all time.