Thursday, March 3, 2011
#6 and what's on deck
I've noticed that my on-deck book pile is getting a little out of hand. There are 2 library books in there, most were gifts, one or two I bought myself. When my first few writing teachers told me writers should do a lot of reading, I obviously took it to heart.
I just started Steve Almond's "Not that You Asked" this morning, a recommendation from my bro-in-law. Oh man. Is that guy hilarious. I mean it. I could barely contain my laughter in carpool this morning reading his letters to Oprah.
The rest of the deck is a mix of novels, short stories, nonfiction fun and one on finding one's voice as a writer. That's something that's always mystified me, the concept of the writing "voice." I know what it means, or I think I do. Guess I'll learn more when I start that book.
But what I really want to know is, will more reading spell less TV watching? Where in my schedule should I make cuts?