If you’re anything like me you have a “want to read” list that is longer than an encyclopedia (ha – remember those?).
Right now I’m reading the fabulous BLUE BOY by Rakesh Satyal, and I’m dying to read LOVE WILL TEAR US APART by Sarah Rainone and THE RUINS OF GORLAN (RANGER’S APPRENTICE #1) by John Flanagan and COLUMBINE by Dave Cullen and THE LOST CITY OF Z by David Grann and SINGER by Ira Sher and SUNNYSIDE by Glen David Gold and and and and (you can see where I’m going with this)……..
What about you? What’s on your shelf?
I’m distraught over the fact that you don’t rep picture books. Or i would query you yesterday. 🙁
Gotta question: Say I’m having a hard time finding an agent that reps Sci Fi AND PB’s at the same time. Should I hold out for my Sci Fi to be finished to query or continue to query to PB agents? Because if I snag a PB agent that does mainly children’s I’m not sure the passion will be there for the Sci Fi. Do agents ever allow someone to look for another agent if they don’t want to rep a book their client wrote?
Jen C says
“The ostrich-pickle conspiracy”
Best book idea EVAHHHH.
Jen C., I know! Isn’t it? I can’t wait to see what it’s about.
Jill Lynn, you’re right! About the verb. Here’s what I learned from reading Stephen’s book.
First, the man is a genius. Really. Who thought he could be so amazing? Not me. Definitely not me. Nope. That’s for sure. Not me.
I expect twisty, turny, tricky writing in his books. He’s a master. But who knew he would be so twisty, turny, tricky when he wrote a book about writing? Because, here’s the thing. It’s NOT a book about writing!!! I know! I NEVER saw that coming.
He is sooo tricky. On Writing sounds like it’s going to be a book about writing, but actually he just talks about himself.
But then, it gets better. Here’s the even MORE twisty turny part. Because I DID learn something about writing! I learned you can call a book anything you want, but then, what you do is, you just talk about yourself.
That’s so cool. This means I can totally be a writer. I have an amazing ability to talk about myself. It’s a gift.
Thank you, Stephen King. I have learned so much.
So, anyway, what to do about the 4th word? Well, I did notice he had about 60 or 70 pages where he went on and on about adverbs. Obviously, he must LOVE adverbs.
So, that’s what I need. I need an adverb.
That will be my fourth word. And you can thank Stephen King for that. I do.
I just finished ARTHUR & GEORGE by Julian Barnes. I loved it and need to read more of his work now.
I just started THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE by Stieg Larsson. I read the first one, and I'm not really in love with them, but I'm not sure how much of that is the translation. I bought the trilogy in Swedish too, so I'll find out. I do like the characters and the story.
Still on my nightstand:
NATURE'S MAGICIAN by Anthony Cropper (to re-read before I review it)
WIZARD OF THE CROW by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
ALWAYS COMING HOME by Ursula K. Le Guin
THE WHITE ROAD by Tania Hershman
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD by Richard Yates
CRYSTAL RAIN by Tobias Buckell
Not a complete list, but the ones I'm most excited about right now.
I kinda want to read the Stephen King book now. That’s what happens when someone rails. One day people will learn.
Crystal Posey says
I have a list of books I think I should read but never have over here at Fill-in-the-Gaps Project.
On top of that list I just discovered Rachel Gibson and have nine of her books I want to read. Also DEADLOCK by Iris Johansen and WHISPER IN THE DARK by Robert Gregory Browne.
K. A. Cartlidge says
It’s tricky, there’s so many to read and not enough time to both read and write.
On the bookshelf waiting for me at the moment though I have Iain Bank’s Matter, Kevin Anderson’s Hidden Empire and E.E. Doc Smith’s Family D’Alembert series.
Apologies if this thread is long dead: I’m just catching up on my internet use.
This summer I’m reading the books I’ve been putting off because of their density, so I only plan to read three books, if that, but they are:
William Gass’ The TunnelH.D.’s AsphodelJose Saramago’s The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis