Anyone else a gigantic fan? I’ve been reading the Song of Ice and Fire books for near on a decade now and I LOVE the Game of Thrones series. So much fun.
As far as Mad Men is concerned, I don’t believe that needs any explaining.
Are we there yet?
Rather than beat myself up for spending all of yesterday reading Blogher updates and being totally unfocused today, I chose to go to the bookstore. I often peruse the writing section, hoping to find something that isn’t completely full of crap. I picked up Stephen King’s On Writing and read one of the first lines:
“This is a short book because most books about writing are filled with bullshit.”
I’m halfway through and it’s had me laughing out loud and even a little teary eyed. For those who are weary of Stephen King, it’s not what you think.
What’s so different? It’s not only a helpful book about writing, but a look back into where he came from. The writing is conversational and forward. It’s a peek in to Mr. King’s personality which I find surprisingly friendly and relatable.
If you’re at all interested in the art of writing, Stephen King or just a good read, you have to get this. I am an insanely picky reader and don’t recommend lightly. Nothing gets me more excited than a book I enjoy so much that I can read it in one sitting. For my multitasking mind, this is zen.
I also picked up a couple Richard Matheson books. I’m a gigantic fan of his. If you’ve only seen the movie I Am Legend and haven’t read the book yet, I highly suggest you do so. It’s brilliant.
How about you? Any great recommendations? I’d love to hear them. Always looking for something new!