Welcome to the Big Reveal
I enjoy reading author interviews, but often times they don’t ask the kinds
of questions I wonder about. So I’ve assembled a group of writers at
all levels, from un-agented to published, and every week I will
have a new question for them.
This is my last posting of The Big Reveal for a while. I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge, and I don’t want the posts to get lost among all the others.
Since this is the last post from this group, it was an easy break to make. I’ll be back in May with a new set of writers, but I haven’t made up my list of whom to ask. If you’re a writer and are interested in being a part of my posts, let me know at literaryengineer (@) yahoo (dot) com.
So thank you to all the writers for participating. It was fun to get to know you all better.
Are you a big reader?
I only read about 30 books last year, which was a massive disappointment. I got so busy with work, time to read fell by the wayside. I’m not doing brilliantly this year so far, either. I’ve read two books that weren’t work related. I need to pick up speed again!
One to two books a month, so about 24 a year. I used to read closer to 60-100 but had to cut back when I began writing full time.
I try to read every day and I tend to read three books on average a week.
It depends on what I’m reading. I love middle grade books, especially MG fantasy, and of course I can get through a lot more of them in a month than if I’m reading YA or adult books. On average I’d say three books a month, though.
It’s sporadic, and usually only between projects or writing goals, but I average about 50 books a year, almost one a week. A lot of those are critiques for other writers and books for my book club that I’d probably otherwise never read.
Not nearly as much as I’d like. I try and read a book a week when I’m writing/editing heavily, which has been all the time lately. When I’m not as busy with writing, I can read about 4-6 books a week. My speed reading allows me to devour books when I have the time. It’s a skill I wish I could share with everyone. Reading is the best!
Julie Sondra Decker
My reading has been dreadful lately due to increasing responsibilities on my own work and all the stuff I’m having to do surrounding publication. But I did make a New Year’s resolution to read more in 2014! I read less than a book a month last year. This year I have no set number but want to try to make time for reading at least an hour nearly every day.
How often do you read?