I'm a reader. No, really, I'm a READER. I don't watch TV much (no cable, no antenna), and though I occasionally watch DVDs, mostly I read. I have a leather book weight on my sink so I can read while I brush my teeth. Despite advice to the contrary, I read while I eat. I read before sleep. When the weather is nice, I read on my porch swing. When it's cold outside, I read by the woodstove.
Here's what's on my list now:
The Girls: A Novel by Lori Lansens, about conjoined twins Ruby and Rose Darlens. I started this yesterday and am completely pulled into the story already.
Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee. I know I've written about this before, but it's a book I savor in little bites.
Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing out of Sync? by Seth Godin. I'm always reading about marketing and business. I think I read a lot of this stuff because it's so hard for me to retain. Eventually some of it sticks.
What's Your Story?: Storytelling to Move Markets, Audiences, People, and Brands by Ryan Mathews and Watts Wacker. Not much new in this one in the first few chapters, but I'll skim through the rest of it before I return it to the library. It's probably good for business people.
At breakfast, I read the local newspaper. I've got a few back issues of Funny Times, This Old House, and my alumni magazines hanging around. I read those in between everything else.
I'm not including story collections on this list--at the moment, I've got the The Annotated Brothers Grimm, translated by Maria Tatar, pulled off the shelf, along with some other Grimm translations. More on that later. I'm also not including the ongoing reading of Queen Berta and King Pippin--I continue to work on my translation of the Old French.
What are you reading?