How many books did you read and finish in 2011?
E-book or tree book, fiction or non-fiction, self-published or traditionally published, genre or literary, zombie or regency, romance or horror. You know, any book at all.
I read 38. Of those 38, 36 of them were fiction of one flavor or another. Those 38 are in addition to the manuscripts I read for clients and agents. I didn’t set out 2011 to count books and I didn’t have a goal. Somewhere around May I wondered how many books I’d read and went back and counted. At about 30 weeks into the year I’d read 24 books. I had no idea if it was a lot or not, but I figured I’d make a list and continue counting, again, without a goal. I haven’t read every book of the 40+ authors who have been featured here, but I’ve read many of them. (Don’t despair, I still do A LOT of research before interviewing these folks) And there’s no right or wrong, although reading no books at all seems counterproductive and counterintuitive to being a writer. I’m just curious. Aren’t you?
HAPPY NEW YEAR!