I read because I have to, and by "I have to", I mean I am utterly compelled to read. If I am not reading, I am writing. If I am doing neither, then I had better be outside with the kids. Otherwise, I would be in need of medical assistance, and we just can't have that. I read nearly every kind of book that has been published, whether fiction or non-fiction, short story, novel, or essay. I read books on language, culture, geopolitical issues, adventure travel, fantasy, science fiction, horror, non-genre, and classics. I read books on writing; I read magazines on writing; I read books about language learning. And then I go write some more.
My goal right now is to inspire my children to love reading and learning. I also need to get around to revising my novel. (I wrote it during NaNoWriMo, so there are most likely lots of typos and more than a few holes in my plot. ;-) )
Hiking, fishing, camping, rock-climbing, coloring, reading, visiting the library and the atmospheric used-book store down the street. I occasionally like to bake. I like to edit other people's stuff. (Not so much my own--I always end up loathing it and wishing I had never learned my alphabet.)
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