Reading

A writer MUST read. Period. Stephen King once said, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” A writer can’t expect to become anything close to proficient if they don’t first study the objects they hope to create and examine the greats who’ve preceded them. They are to treat every book like a textbook, with the scrutiny and reverence it deserves.

Because Writing My Legacy is hosted by writers, we consequently are also avid readers. When you don’t catch us writing with the t-t-t-t-t mechanical taps of Macs in our laps, then we’re probably splayed out on a fleece throw on the backyard grass (#agirlcandream) reading, while Writing My Legacy gets frustrated at the unfairness of InkReads‘ simultaneous ability to emerge with a soft-caramel glow rather than baking ruddy skin (#reality). And in the hope of keeping track of everything we read and will read, we’ve decided to begin writing book reviews.

We will receive and consider review requests; however, please keep in mind our preferred reading genres before emailing your requests.

Writing My Legacy: “Most of what I read is fiction (specifically young adult, fantasy, dystopian, historical fiction, magical realism, mystery, realistic fiction, coming-of-age stories, and graphic novels). I absolutely LOVE poetry and fairytale, religious, or mythological adaptations. As of now, my favorite fiction authors are Patricia Briggs, Kelley Armstrong, and Suzanne Collins. Recently, I have also come to enjoy historical non-fiction and memoirs, especially after reading journalist Denise Kiernan’s downright awe-inspiring work, The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II.”

InkReads: “I mostly like to read fiction too (young adult, contemporary, dystopian, classics, realistic fiction, historical fiction, and graphic novels). I also love anything related to poetry and art because both have a special place in my heart. It’s really hard to narrow down my favorite authors but here are some: J.K Rowling, Colleen Hoover, Jojo Moyes, Gary Schmidt, Cath Crowley, Jennifer Niven, Ghassan Kanafani, and Khaled Hosseini.”

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