Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Time off? What are you reading?

Happy Thanksgiving Week.

As this comes to post, I'll be half way through a short work week at the day job. Definitely a reason to be thankful as my employer gives us Thursday and Friday as holiday days.  I'm planning an extended vacation around the Christmas holidays -mostly to get my writing life in order for 2014 as well as just time to relax (translate - read.)

I have several books I've been holding off starting so I have time to sink into the loveliness of a good story without having to stop for things like work, or sleep, or showers.  Yep, I'm that kind of reader. My son used to say he could measure the quality of a book I was reading by the number of "Mom's" he had to call out to get my attention.

Bad mother.

Good reader.  :)

First up? Doctor Sleep by the master (Stephen King.) I'm probably going to dig up my copy of Joe Hill's (Mr King's son) horror Heart Shaped Box after that. Then because I'll be too freaked out to sleep by then, I'll move into my pile of cozy mysteries I've been stacking in my TBR pile. Not your typical holiday reading fodder.

If you love reading holiday stories, my short, TOP SECRET SANTA, is available in All I Want for Christmas is a Soul Mate.  (Long title, great anthology.)

Top Secret Santa: Two strangers, each starting a new life, realize that visiting Santa really is about Christmas magic . . . 

So what are you reading this holiday season?


Lynn Cahoon said...

NOS4A2 - I've heard that's good too. I also want to get King's JFK one. :)

Megan Kelly said...

Heart Shaped Box is creepy good! Your story in the anthology is cute. I'll watch for cozy suggestions. In the meantime, I'm listening to all the JD Robbs again.

Kathleen Kaska said...

I'm reading and enjoying King's 11-22-63.

Lynn Cahoon said...

Barry, I totally understand. I have a manuscript that I've been pen and inking the paper edits for way too long.

Yay on the re-launch!

Lynn Cahoon said...

I think Mr. Derek is a social bot... Deleting his lucky post. :)

Jean Henry Mead said...

I've spent the holiday reading pdf files of my own books before sending them to narrators to record for audio books. I'd rather be reading my favorite authors. :)