(Whodunnit?) #reading #writing #inspiration #books

Murder stalks the Riviera! Someone misplaced a beach towel! Who’s kicking sand?! Oh, the thriller! My goodness, the horror! I accidentally ate a piece of driftwood! Blasted seagull stole my sandwich!
It’s been said, and with great emphasis by legendary author Stephen King, that in order to be a diligent writer, you must dedicate as much free time as you can to reading. Click off the TV set. Power down the Nintendo Switch (this is my struggle). Grab a book for both entertainment and educational value. It makes perfect sense. I mean, if you want to get better at running, you run. Right? And if you don’t want to get out of your pajamas and move very far you could always plop on the couch and read Haruki Murakami’s “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running,” right? 🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏻🏃🏻‍♀️❌🚫🛑🤣
How often do you read? Is there a particular genre that catches your eye or do you just spread the book love around? What is your current read?

(Photo taken by me.)

6 thoughts on “(Whodunnit?) #reading #writing #inspiration #books

  1. currently I am reading Wicked by Gregory Maguire…I read what ever captures my interest – Dr. Seuss, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, James Patterson just to name a couple. And I love the classics, such as To Kill a Mockingbird, The Thornbirds, 1984…and so on.

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      1. It’s good. I got it from my grandmother when we moved her into a nursing home. It’s been a couple of years, but from what I remember, it’s an easy read, as compared to Dr. Zhivago. I’m going to have to re-read it…forbidden love, hardships, Australia. I would definitely snag a copy if you can.
        Have you read the Grapes of Wrath? If so…I’d put it kinda in the same category, but not so…what’s the word, bleak? More hopeful…
        I hope I did it justice

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      2. That’s a wonderful summary and exactly what I was hoping to hear! I love Steinbeck but haven’t read Grapes for that reason. Bleak novels aren’t my favorite, I’m alright with a nice balance of struggle and triumph. I will definitely be adding this to my list, thank you SO much!

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      3. 🙂
        I definitely wouldn’t suggest Grapes to just anyone…it takes place during the Great Depression and is very dismal. Some of the things the family goes through are heart wrenching.”I can’t believe they did that” type of thing.. The only reason I read it was 1) I remember my mom talking about it 2) it was a book I got from my grandmother

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      4. That definitely makes sense with some of the feedback I’ve read about it. The Great Depression was a harsh black mark on this side of civilization and the story and characterization supposedly mirror that very well. Not like Mockingbird, where in instances of the characters going through hardships there’s just as much inspirational gain on the backend.

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