Thursday, November 25, 2010
What are you reading...Sandra Hyatt
They can connect two strangers sitting next to each other or people across continents and oceans. And they can strengthen already existing bonds. A favorite question amongst my family and friends is “Have you read anything good lately?” My closest friends also tend to be the ones whose recommendations I trust the most. I’m not sure whether because we’re friends we like similar books or if it’s vice versa and that because we’re the types of people who like similar books we’re also good friends.
I try to read widely but I do especially love category. I depend on the fulfillment of the promise of each line, Desire vs Special Edition, vs Historicals vs Suspense etc and I like that it all comes in a package that doesn’t require a hefty investment of time. (My mother recently leant me a book that’s massive, I know it’ll be good but I’m almost frightened of starting it, there look to be weeks worth of reading in that monster. Thanks, Mom.).
So, what am I reading at the moment? Currently, I'm a few pages into Once A Father, a Special Edition by Kathleen Eagle. It came out a couple of months ago but I'm way behind on my reading. So many good books out there! My pile of reading just grows higher and higher. Seems like for every book I finish I pick up another two. But Kathleen was one of the first authors I read when I was becoming serious about my own writing and I've always loved her books especially the sheer decency of her heroes. They're men I'd want to know.
Next up is a Christmas anthology from Super Romance with stories by Kathleen O'Brien and Karina Bliss. I’m still a believer in the magic of Christmas, so combining that magic with the magic of two people falling in love just makes it so much the better (this is also partly why While You Were Sleeping is one of my all time favorite movies). I haven’t read Kathleen O’Brien before so I’m looking forward to ‘tasting’ her writing, but I know I can depend on Karina to deliver a heartwarming humor filled story that will have me sighing.
And being a Desire writer with an enduring attachment to the glamour and passion of the line I have a stack of those in my pile. What I need most is more time to read them all.
I’d love to hear what you’re reading and enjoying at the moment. And once again, Happy Thanksgiving, may your day be filled with blessings.