I just received seven books in the mail today - books I will be reading as part of my duty as a judge in a contest. If any of them come even close to the one I just finished, I will have a winner.
I just finished reading "A Small Favor" by Jim Butcher. It's one of his tales from the Harry Dresden files. I haven't read any of them before, but you can be sure, I will read more of them. The writing is witty, droll, packed with action, full of the paranormal, and even has a little romance tied in. Everything I love in a book.
He made me want to start reading again. I've not been doing much of that of late. I, who used to read at least one or two full-length (re: 400 pages plus) novels a week. Now I barely read one a month. Which is funny considering how much I love to read - and write. But I've become so discouraged by the poor editing and writing that seems to be the norm in today's publishing world.
But it's nice to know there are still some gems out there, and I was lucky enough to get one. I'm hoping there are more of them in my to-be-read pile. I'll let you know.
In the meantime, I continue to work on my own little stories and dream of the day I can maybe join the ranks of someone like Butcher.
Hey, what can I say? I'm a writer of fantasy after all. :)