July 10, 2013

Filling the Well (with Free Books)

As I've quoted elsewhere, author Alane Ferguson said at WIFYR a few years ago that writers are what they read.

If you're reading senseless drivel, that's what you'll write.

If you're reading clever comments in 140 characters or less, that's what you'll write.

If you're reading nothing, that's what you'll write.

What have you been reading lately that you've liked? If you're a writer, have you noticed your summer reading list making a difference in your ability to put words on a page?

If not, it's time to fill the well--with free books. Don't forget to comment on this or any other post to win an awesome bag of favorites from my bookshelf. Click on the banner at the top of my blog for details. First drawing is on Saturday. Good luck!


Michelle D. Argyle said...

I've read 35 books so far this year, which is more than any other year so far in the past 12 years. So, that said, I've been getting ideas left and right, which is awesome. I've been reading a lot of young adult fiction lately, some of it senseless, some of it not. :)

Kim Webb Reid said...

Michelle, get ready to read some more. There's no way you're not going to win the first drawing!! Thanks for visiting and always commenting. :)

Anonymous said...

Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt. So excellent and funny and clever. Written for a younger audiences and I always do well with that :)

Julie Daines said...

I couldn't agree more. Someone told me that if you want to write better, read better. I always try to choose books that will elevate my writing ability. My go to books when I need to take my writing to the next level are Keturah and Lord Death (Martine Leavitt) and Book of a Thousand Days (Shannon Hale).

I love your Paperback Craps giveaway . That's so clever. And brave! I don't think I could randomly part with any of my books.

Kim Webb Reid said...

Sylinda, I always read younger too. Tell me your favorites!

Julie, I loved your book. Thanks for visiting my site! I tried to comment on yours, but it did the mysterious blogger thing and the comment disappeared. I'll try to connect again later.

Marissa said...

Kim, this seems like so much fun! Thanks for keeping me in the loop.

And as for books... hm... I always love a good picture book. And I've always enjoyed young adult fiction. But lately I've been increasingly drawn to autobiographies and biographies! So maybe that means whatever I write will be very confusing. :)

Kim Webb Reid said...

Rissa, you could write YA picture books about historic figures. No problem!