We're a little behind in our reading at present. This Shelfie shows the backlog of books on the to-read
Some days all I want to do is read, read, read. But the echoing shriek is when, when, when? Lots of writing projects in progress and the novel is going well. Any spare moment is spent getting fresh air and exercise - to compensate for time on bottom staring at screen.
Have just started Elly Griffiths 'A Room Full of Bones' - the 4th Ruth Galloway novel. I first met Elly at Steyning Festival in 2012 where she read my story at a competition prize giving. Then met her again the other week at the Hove Book Festival. She is a fun speaker and shared some wonderful top tips about finding a literary agent. She also shared that the BBC have optioned the Ruth Galloway books (she's a crime solving Forensic Archaeologist with attitude and a very dry sense of humour), but sadly have not yet started filming. I highly recommend this series - Ruth is an unusual protagonist, being overweight, single and loving her cats more than her friends, she also has a complicated relationship developing between her and the DCI she keeps solving murders with.
Then today the postman brought 2 books I've promised to review, plus a package of several books ordered online, which I have to read for my MA assignment. Heaven knows where I'm going to put them ... let alone when I'm going to read them ...
I don't need a writing retreat as I have no excuses, other than housework (ugh) and family commitments, to write during the day. But I really do fancy sneaking off for a reading retreat ... any suggestions?