February 2016 Reading

ace_cover2I didn’t do a lot of reading in February. I started A Convenient Engagement by Kimberly Bell, Luck on the Line by Zoraida Cordova, and Destiny’s Surrender by Beverly Jenkins. I’m enjoying them all, but having a very short commute means that reading at home takes away from writing time. So far I haven’t finished any of them yet, but I like what I’ve read so far. 

I finished Esio Trot by Roald Dahl with one of my students (man, that’s a weird book), How to Write a Novella in 24 Hours by Andrew Mayne, and the first part of Viola Rivard’s Enslaved by the Alpha. I read a Part 1 freebie of one of her stories last year, and her writing really drew me in. I’ll pretty much read anything she writes now.

For March, my book club is reading Level Up by Cathy Yardley and anything by Rainbow Rowell. I’m excited for both, and I want to finish the other three books I started last month. After these, I might have to go back to my January plan of reading short novellas!

My writers critique group started back up, and I’m doing beta reading, too. So I am reading, but it’s not stuff I can check off on Goodreads. Any tips for balancing one’s own writing projects with beta reading and reading for fun?

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