For Readers

And, since all Writers should Read – if they want to learn their craft, this post will be of interest to all Writers and Authors as well as to Readers …


Why we should read …
From The Guardian: Can reading make you smarter? by Dan Hurley
From The New York Times: Reading Books is Fundamental by Charles M. Blow
From Unbelievable Facts: 10 Scientific Facts About Reading Books and How It Could Really Improve Your Life
From HuffPost Books: What Novels Can Tell Us About Memory by Charles Fernyhough
From Bridget Whelan writer: Books show us how to live (Anne Lamott Quote)


How we should read …
From Brain Pickings: Virginia Woolf on How to Read a Book by Maria Popova
From Galleycat: Which Book Reader Species Are You? – Infographic by Laura E. Kelly
From BookRiot: Teddy Roosevelt’s 10 Rules for Reading by Jeremy Anderberg and I Wish I Could Quit You: The Curse of a Chronic Book Finisher by Liberty Hardy and In Defense of Skipping by Edd McCracken

What we should read …
from HuffPost Books: 7 Brilliant Writers Who Were Overshadowed by a Contemporary by Ros Barber
From Open Culture: The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors
From BookRiot: Throw Away Your TBR List: A Radical Reading (un)Plan by Rebecca Joines Schinsky
From io9: The Best “Entry Level” Science Fiction Books to Convert Your Friends by Charlie Jane Ander

Reading Recommendations – My author promotion blog with many suggestions on what to read next

And some fun stuff about reading …
From BuzzFeed Books: Can You Guess The Classic Novel From Its First Sentence? by Mackenzie Kruvant (I managed to get 11 out of 17 correct!)
From Brain Pickings: How To Talk About Books You Haven’t Read by Maria Popova

What are you reading right now? Do you have a book or an author to recommend to all Readers? Please post in the comments.



2 responses

  1. Thanks for this Susan, good advice as always. Thanks for the reminder that as writers we need to look outside our own work, not just for the guidance or technique of writing, but for the sheer joy of reading.

    1. Thanks for commenting … and for READING, Minkee!

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