NOTE: I decided to make an effort to read more books this year. And since I have so many unread books, I set a goal to read at least 60 of the books in my backlog by the end of the year. I’m even keeping a log. :)
Seems like I’m getting off to a great start on my effort to read more fiction—possibly to the detriment of my writing, but … doubt any of these books have taken away a moment of time when I both had the energy and the inclination to write, so I don’t really believe that.
I read Hounded (Amazon link) yesterday, and this is the book I originally started reading after book #1, but in fact, had actually started reading the first time back in November 2011, and I remember that because I posted the book to another site I run with the note that it and the follow ups were must-buys after I’d finished the sample. Well, LOL, that right there says LOTS about my reading habits. I buy books and then don’t read them for nearly 3 years! [That’s a bit of a lie; I have books that I’ve had much longer than 3 years that I haven’t read yet. You’ll see.]
Here’s another example:
See this book? It’s by one of my favorite authors. It’s been sitting on my side table since September last year. I finally started it in December, and for some reason stopped and that bookmark’s been there ever since! I liked this book; I have no idea why I haven’t finished reading it yet. It’ll probably end up as one of my 60 this year.
Anyway, Hounded is the first book in The Iron Druid Chronicles, a series I’ve been meaning to read for a really long time. I’m glad I finally got around to the book because I really enjoyed it. Lots of action, lots of humor, and lots of fun.