As any voracious reader knows, there are so many books out there, it can be hard to choose just what to read next. So what could be better than a hand-picked recommendation from someone in the know? Every Wednesday the XOXOAD team likes to find out what some of its favorite authors are reading; today we’ve asked Larissa Ione, author of Bound By Night and the upcoming sequel Chained By Night (on sale 9/30/14 from Pocket Books) to tell us!
I have to say, the timing of this post couldn’t be better. I just finished with three deadlines in a row, which means that I haven’t read anything in months. Just days ago, I picked up a book for the first time in what feels like forever.
So…what am I reading? Well, I tend to read a couple of books at a time. Usually one non-fiction and one fiction book.
The non-fiction book I just started is The Writer’s Journey, by Christopher Vogler. I’ve read this book a dozen times, but I like to pick it up and refresh myself every once in a while. Helps keep the creative juices flowing and reminds me that writing is a craft, and as with any craft, you have to actively work to keep getting better.
So yes, I’ve dragged out my dog-eared, marked-up, highlighted copy of The Writer’s Journey. Highly recommended!
The fiction novel I’m reading is George R.R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords. I’ve always loved fantasy, and since I’m seriously invested in the Game of Thrones TV series, I figured now’s the time to get caught up on Martin’s books.
Also, I want to be prepared when scenes like the Red Wedding pop up on the screen! I’m still reeling from that one. Mr. Martin is a brave, brave man. I’ll bet he’s read The Writer’s Journey once or twice!
Happy reading, everyone, and have a great summer!
Bound by NightLarissa Ione
Nicole Martin was only eight years old when the vampire slaves rose up in rebellion and killed her family. Now she devotes her life to finding a vaccine against vampirism, hoping to wipe out her memories--along with her searing attraction for the one man she should hate and fear the most . . .
Chained by NightLarissa Ione
Hunter, leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction--including break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests.
The Writer’s JourneyChristopher Vogler
The classic text on story structure and the writing process.
A Storm of SwordsGeorge R. R. Martin
Book three in the blockbuster "Song of Ice and Fire" series that has become the popular HBO series Game of Thrones!