What I Read: August 2017 Edition

This month I tore through some Jim Butcher books, so be prepared for lots of Jim Butcher to be listed below.

A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Nonfiction by Terry Pratchett

The only book by Terry Pratchett that I ever read was Good Omens which was co-written with Neil Gaiman.

I am not familiar with Discoworld, though after reading this collection, I am curious about the series.

I really enjoyed his nonfiction writing style. It felt very conversational.   

How to Write Short Romance Kindle Books: a 40 minute master class by Nina Harrington

If you follow my personal blog, then you know that this month I did a 12-day writing challenge. In this challenge, I wrote the first draft of a sweet romance book. This was prompted by my mother and the book 2K to 10K by Rachel Aaron.

I do not read sweet romance, but my mom does.  She is helping me develop the story.

I read this book to further research what I was getting myself into.  I highly recommend this book if you are planning to write something short and sweet.

Emily’s Runaway Imagination by Beverly Cleary

I had so much fun reading this book. You don’t realize the brilliance of some of the children’s authors that you’ve read until you read them as an adult.

Somehow Beverly Cleary is able to write a book essentially about adults in a community from a child’s perspective.

It’s fascinating. She is magical. All hail, Cleary!

 As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I read a lot of Jim Butcher this month.  Here is the list of those: 

Small Favor (Dresden Files, #10) by Jim Butcher

White Night (Dresden Files, #9) by Jim  Butcher

Proven Guilty (Dresden Files, #8) by Jim Butcher

Deadbeats (Dresden Files, #7) by Jim Butcher

Blood Rights (Dresden Files, #6) by Jim Butcher

Death Masks (Dresden Files, #5) by Jim Butcher

All books get five out of five coffee cups from me.  I greatly enjoyed them all. 

I don’t know what magic Jim Butcher is using on us all, but he is made it 100% possible to feel like all his characters are real people. Sorcery.

That about wraps up everything I’ve read in the month of August excluding short stories, comics, articles, and blogs.

I will start adding the comics that I read to these lists.  Because I did not list any of the comics on Goodreads this month, it would be hard for me to gauge what I read this month vs last month.

Thank you so much for reading along.  

If you have any book recommendations, please leave them in the comments below. I read everything with the exception of erotica and general romance.

If you are interested in learning more about the children’s books that I write, you can visit WEAREMAKINGSTORIES.COM

You can follow my personal blog at HELLOTHISISBARBARA.com where I write about my writing life and whatever else I want, because personal blog.



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