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 the last posting with this set of writers. I’d like to thank everybody
for being a part of my blog. It was fun getting to know you all better.
How much do you read?
My goal this year was 100 books and I’m only in the 60′s as of writing this. But there’s time. I made this goal after reading just about 10 books last year and realizing how pathetic that was (it’s HARD to read AND write AND do everything else that is expected of me.) So I guess you could say that I’m all over the place when it comes to reading. But I’m not one of those people who can polish off a book in a night. I wish!
I start every day with ½ hour of personal study reading scriptures or uplifting articles, and later will read over several online articles or critiquing pages. Above and beyond that, I typically I read 1 to 3 novels a week, approximately 100 books a year. If you want to be a successful writer, you have to first be an avid reader.
I read a lot when I have time. In a good week I can read 3-4 books. In a bad one I’ll read 0-1.
A lot. I’d say about a book or so a week. If I don’t read for at least a little while every day, I get cranky. Just ask my poor husband.
I read about four books a month (usually all crammed into one week when I’m on a reading binge). I wish I could read more—my TBR pile is intimidating.
I’m not that fast at reading, nor prolific, but I’m always reading or listening to something. Between my full time job, my writing, keeping up with my five kids, and dating my wife, I don’t get a lot of reading time. I mostly sneak it in on bus rides to and from work and at night when the kids are sleeping. But that’s writing time too, so they compete. I don’t know how many books I read a year—I never keep track–, but it wouldn’t be impressive.
Are you a big reader?