Everyone tells you, that to be a writer, you MUST read – it is essential.
Not only do you learn more about the craft every time you open a book, but you also get to see what else is out there, listen to someone else’s voice.
I love reading. I have to make time for it and I often feel guilty for reading instead of writing, but it gives my brain a break and if you read great books, chances are, you might be able to write them too.
Here’s my bookshelf (and then some): I expect that they might not get much more crowded as I now have a Kindle, but I still love the sight of books on shelves. What are you reading?