Monday, May 07, 2012
Who Ya Readin'?
I also have eclectic taste when it comes to reading fiction. I'm currently reading A Feast for Crows by George Martin (A fantasy medieval) as well as A Time To Kill by Grisham (A legal thriller.) I just finished No One But You by Leigh Greenwood (Historical romance) and Devil May Care by Elizabeth Peters (a sort of Gothic modernish mystery.) On my TBR list are The Pursuit of Lucy Banning by Olivia Newport (Historical Romance) and the next three Harry Bosch novels by Michael Connelly (Cop noir thrillers.)
Each book I read influences my writing. Each movie I watch influences my storytelling. I can tell if I've been reading a lot of modern settings if I'm having to weed anachronisms out of my writing at a frantic pace. I can tell if I've been watching a lot of westerns because my heroes take on a more manly, rugged, mythical quality.
How about you? Do you see what you're reading/watching showing up in your books? What are you currently reading and what's calling to you from your ToBeRead pile?