I seem to be a bit obsessed with perspective lately, and I’m not sure why. Maybe the universe is trying to tell me something?
Anyway, the universe (also known as the Tub Where I Get Ideas) told me to share my thoughts on Neil Gaiman and perspective over at the Muffin and so I did. If you’re feeling a wee bit overwhelmed by everything you need to do, marketing-wise, I hope you’ll take a look see.
To be honest, in the summer, I’m always struck with just the tiniest bit of ennui (which is just a high falootin’ word for my laziness, but still, it sounds so much better, right?). It’s not that I don’t want to write, per se…it’s just that I want to sit outside and read more. And so I needed inspiration and bless Neil Gaiman, he came through for me.
By the by, the book I mentioned in the Muffin post, The Ocean At the End of the Lane, is great summer reading (or anytime reading). And of course, Mr. Gaiman has a new book out, Trigger Warning, (Because he always has a new book out) and I have to read that, and naturally, when I was perusing his website and such (for research), I noticed a book or two I hadn’t yet read and I think the summer is the best time to catch up on Neil, don’t you?
Which is, I’m quite sure, the universe telling me that it’s okay to slow down a bit and read when there are wonderful books out there, waiting. So how about you, my writing friends? What books are on your Summer Reading List?
Well, see, that’s the great thing about being a writer. You HAVE to read if you want to be a good one, so might as well curl up on sofa or porch or whatever and spend a day (or week) on it. I’m reading “Love in the Present Tense” by Catherine Ryan Hyde right now, but it’s flying by all too quickly and will be finished soon. So I may have to move on to Neil Gaiman next. 🙂
Oh, I love that title, Debra! (And with me, it’s a comfy lounge chair on the deck. 🙂
Neil Gaiman rocks. He’s definitely on my reading list for this summer. Right now I’m reading “Watch Your Back,” a romantic suspense by Karen Rose. Before that it was “World Without End” by Ken Follett. But for right this moment, it’s The Muffin, because I never miss your words of wisdom. 🙂
Oh, go on with you, Lisa. *blush* (Funny, I just read a romance, too. Southern, sweet,…well, you get the picture, right?) 😉
Cathy–I’m about to start “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. And Harper Lee’s sequel is on my list–sometime this summer.
Also, I heard some Georgia romance writer has a book coming out soon. The title begins with the word “Built” I believe. Can you help me out with the title and the author? 😉
I like Sue Monk Kidd, but I’m on an Elizabeth George kick right now. As for a certain romance writer we know, I told her to set up a blog tour. Gosh, I hope she stops here to talk about that book (which I’ve already zipped through, by the way. It was too short to last!) 😉
I have six books going and am not hooked any one in particular. But tonight I found this wonderful southern epic and am into it from the first page. You Georgia gals know how to turn a phrase. I will have to read Neil Gaiman after Lisa’s book.
Oh, I completely understand, Linda! 😉