Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Writer Wednesday: Summer Reading/Writing


My daughter starts summer break today, so we're selecting books to read together in our own little book club. I love reading with her (we take turns reading aloud to each other) because she has such great insights. It also means I get to read some good middle grade books.

In addition to reading this summer, I need to get my Ashelyn Drake contemporary romance, After Loving You, ready for its September release. This story is very special to me because I'm a firm believer that you don't ever stop loving someone, but you can change the way you love them. If you're not sure what I mean, you'll have to read the book in September to find out. ;)

So my summer will consist of lots of reading and writing, because they go hand in hand. Learning from great authors is my favorite form of research, not to mention the most enjoyable way to improve your craft.

Have you selected your summer reads? Feel free to share them in the comments.

*If you have a question you'd like me to answer from the other side of the editor's desk, feel free to leave it in the comments and I'll schedule it for a future post.

22 comments:

  1. Your Into the Fire Trilogy is among my reads. :)

    It's great you're sharing the love of reading with your daughter Kelly. Also I'm glad you're following her insight. Some adults treat kids like they have none and that's just sad.

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    1. So happy to hear that! Enjoy!

      Kids have great insight. My daughter amazes me with the things she gets out of reading.

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  2. I've selected two books...

    Sushi for Beginners and Angels, both by Marian Keys. She's hilarious.

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    1. I love hilarious! I may have to check those out.

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  3. I'm starting with The Chrystal Shard by R.A. Salvatore.

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  4. My summer reads are pretty much my all year reads. I guess that's the difference with home schooling. Life doesn't dramatically alter for 3 months.

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  5. ooh I'm intrigued on your Ashelyn story. Sounds great! And I'm excited to read Morgan Matson and Emery Lord's latest this summer. (not sure if Emery's takes place in summer but it shall be read in summer, lol)

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    1. Thanks! I'm excited about it.

      Enjoy your reads.

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  6. Not having kids, whatever I read in the summer tends to be not that different from what I'm reading anytime else. A lot of history.

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  7. Oh my - I don't think that far ahead on my reading. I do have a very long to-read list on Goodreads that I try to whittle away at when I'm browsing the shelves, but that's as organized as I get. I do plan to finish edits on my YA contemporary The Definition of Everything and figure out what to do with it next. So many options!

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    1. I don't plan my TBR list either. My daughter does though. ;)

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  8. I've got a list from last summer that's still waiting. Let's just hope I get them.

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  9. Summer always puts me in the mood to reread. I read The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson pretty much every summer.

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  10. What a treat to have your daughter to read *with*-- it makes me nostalgic. Cherish.
    My summer list is the same as my winter list... stacked high next to my bed. It's better than not having a stack, but I always feel I'm "behind" somehow.

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  11. It's great that you and your daughter read together. I have several books waiting to be read, enough to fill the summer, plus the ones on my TBR list. Happy Reading.

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