Is it winter where you are? And if so, what’s your winter like? As someone who grew up (and still lives) in Northern British Columbia, winter has always been snowy and cold. You know, a “real” winter. 😊
This week on Romance Writers Weekly, A.S. Fenichel asks:
It’s cold in most of the world-the best time of year to snuggle up with a good book, a cozy blanket and a warm fire. What book (type or author) are you reading and why? Tell us your favorites.
I have to admit, I’m in a bit of a blah state right now when it comes to reading. I’ve always been really picky about what I read, and often prefer to pick up a book I’ve read a dozen times before than experiment with a new author. Being a writer has a lot to do with it, I think. I am often overly aware of the mechanics and techniques, and this can really take me out of a story. I could not get into 50 Shades of Grey, for instance, but the DaVinci Code (which many professional authors panned because of its style) I love.
Right now, I’m re-reading Kristen Ashley’s Ride Steady. She’s the first “motorcycle gang romance” author I ever read, and I find her style interesting and unique. Before that, while we were in a real deep freeze, I re-read Early Autumn by Robert B. Parker, who is one of my true go-to authors. I can pick up anything he wrote and know I’m going to enjoy it. Too bad I’ve read all of them already!
When it comes to authors I trust, Dick Francis, Nora Roberts and Courtney Milan (I like her historicals better than her contemporary, but all very good) are all on my list. As you can see, my tastes lean toward mysteries and romance. 😊
I’d love some suggestions for new authors to try. Who is your favourite? Who do you trust to always provide a rich, satisfying story? Leave a note in the comments!
Jenna Da Sie is next on the blog hop. She’s living in California right now, so her winter is much different than mine! Check out what she’s reading right now.