Friday Five: What Are You Reading?

IMG_0792It’s been a while since I’ve shared what I am reading. As usual, I have a pile, perhaps even more than five but I will attempt to keep my list to that number.

  1. Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders by Susanne Alleyn – I’m in the process of doing some research for a novel I will be writing this year, maybe, and this book seemed like a good idea. Although I have just started reading it, I am recommending it for anyone who is considering writing historical fiction.
  2. By Cunning & Craft by Peter Selgin – The subtitle says “sound advice and practical wisdom for fiction writers” and that is exactly what it is. I am hoping it will help to improve my writing.
  3. Allegiant by Veronica Roth – I’ve fallen in love with the Divergent series and this is the last one. This last one was in my order from Amazon last night and I am saving it for this weekend to begin. It most likely will be finished by the time I go back to work on Monday.
  4. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – I’ve been reading this for a while. This is a good book although I am struggling to stay in it. I’m not sure if that is simply where my life is right now. A friend recommended it to me and I hope to finish it soon.
  5. Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood by Merlin Stone – Interesting perspective on the history of women.

Well, there you have it. Five books on my reading pile. Some will be finished sooner than others but all have a message for me.

What are you reading right now?

When There Are No Words

When the words just won’t come, or, the ones that do are messy, it is time for a Wordless Wednesday. A writer friend of mine made this suggestion for when I have too much going on.

Wordless Wednesdays is simply a photo blog post. I’ve dug into the archives for some of these images. These are just a few of the important people in my life and I hope they are still speaking to me after they see these.

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Mostly my family and some happy memories. I’m sure there are more and I will dig again when the words just won’t come.