Friday, April 10, 2009

Spring reading

Last Friday the Little Professor Bookstore in Birmingham hosted a signing for me. Yesterday I spoke at the Alabama Library Association Convention. My latest novel, Going Too Far, is in its second printing. I just turned in a proposal for my fourth ro-com to Editor Mike, and I’m waiting to hear whether he likes it (NO HURRY, MIKE). It has been a good April so far.

And now, it’s time to read.

Of course, I read all day. I work as a copyeditor, reading. I write and then read what I’ve written. I read manuscripts in progress by my author friends. But reading for pleasure is something I have to make time for. And I really must make that time. You can’t be a good writer without reading voraciously. Plus, I’m doing a 52-book challenge this year, and I’m only on #9.

Here’s the deliciousness I have in store for the next few days:
1. Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti
2. When It Happens by Susane Colasanti
3. Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
4. The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
5. One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke
6. To Be Mona by Kelly Easton
7. Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky
8. Impossible by Nancy Werlin
9. So B. It by Sarah Weeks
10. Whatever I reserved at the library that they have called me to come pick up. I can’t remember what it was, but I know it looked delicious at the time.

It’s a lovely time of year for a reading break, with every flower in Alabama blooming at once. I plan to relax outside in the warm weather and finish all these books before I start writing again—unless, of course, Editor Mike buys another ro-com from me in the meantime (NO PRESSURE, MIKE).

What are you reading?


Fiel said...

Hey! Let me just say that I got Going Too Far in the mail a few weeks ago and I absolutely loved it. I look at police cars and Johnafter immediately jumps to my mind. :) Thank you so much. Anyway, it's summer here right now and I've been reading nonstop. I've read a bunch of Sarah Dessen novels and I'm planning to read The Catcher in the Rye soon, as well.

Erin Downing said...

Jenn - send me a list of your must-reads as you finish them. I need some good recommendations. E.

Chloe said...

OMG your my favorite RoCom author(no offense to the other authors love you too)anyway my newest goal in reading is to read all of the romantic comedies(the series). Though i don't live close to a Barns and Noble i have to improvise. As in read other books until i can get a trip to the nearest town with a b&n. So i just read Love On Cue, Something Borrowed, and Miss Match. I loved all of them. I've already read most of the RoCom though. I appsolutely can't wait to read The Ex Games. Looks awesome by the way.

Jennifer Echols said...

Fiel, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! And C in the R is one of my favorites.

Erin, I will.

Chloe, you rock. I appreciate this so much! I should make you a crown out of ro-com covers.

Chloe said...

omg thats so cool
maybe i should mske myself one
but that wouls mess up my books so....
Anyway thank you so much i do like to rock!!