I think if you want to be a writer, you have to read. You have to read the best that you can find, not just the popcorn stuff. I love short stories so often I am attracted to anthologies. I’m slowly picking my way through various anthologies now. I think I’m going to start writing reviews.
I am curious to see what people on my friends-list are reading.
My reading current list is:
Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora (Paperback)
I’ve been very much enjoying this anthology and looking at the change of perception. After reading some of the stories in this anthology, I decided to change the race of one of the characters in the Phoenix Chronicles. Styles has much of the flavor of the personality to a friend of mine, but also from inspiration from this anthology.
Shadows Over Bakerstreet
This has been very fun to read. I love a Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman. Very creepy.
Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy
Neil Gaiman also stands out with “The Problem with Susan.” It is very weird. I need to share it with Michael. It is about why Susan didn’t get to go to Narnia Heaven in the Chronicles of Narnia.
Books I am going to look up:
Counting Heads by David Marusek
The Traveling Death and Resurrection Show: A Novel (Plus) (Paperback) by Ariel Gore
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke