It’s Friday, and this week’s reads are old ones found on my Kindle or Kobo ‘To be read’ pile or are re-reads. Again, I’ve got three great reads on the go: a work read, a fun read, and a me-time read. The me-time one…? Yeah, it’s a bit different.
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The Work Read
I’m still working my way through this book by my old screenwriting instructor at UCLA Extension, Karl Iglesias. 13% in, and I’ve had multiple lightbulb moments and so many memories of the great lessons from his class.
Writing for Emotional Impact on Kindle (£4.99 )
The Fun Read
Nightfall by Anne Stuart
Anne Stuart never disappoints! I can’t stop turning the page to find out the truth, even though I read this book about five years ago. I may not remember the truth behind the murder of the hero’s wife and kids–he’s the only suspect–but I do recall this same ‘can’t stop reading’ feeling from back then.
I’m 34% in (start of Act II (a), if you’re interested in story structure), and I know that the deeper I get into this book, the less likely I am to sleep. This story is a masterclass in holding the reader’s attention, maintaining tension without reader fatigue, and creating empathy for a questionable hero.
Nightfall on Kobo (£4.59 on Kobo)
Nightfall on Kindle (£4.59 on Kindle)
The Me-Time Read
I finished reading Ahead of the Curve by Jenny Rushmore, and I can’t wait to try out some of the sneaky sewing alterations I’ve learned through her invaluable book.
But it’s on to a new ‘me-time’ read… something a wee bit more sneaky than fiddling with patterns to make them fit. This week I’m going with one of my favourite subjects: spies!
I don’t just love them in the books I read and write or the shows I watch–looking at you, Burn Notice. I love all things spy-related.
John Braddock, a former CIA case officer, shares the basics of game theory and how it applies to situations spies may or may not have been involved in.
A Spy’s Guide to Thinking on Kindle (£2.31 or free with Kindle Unlimited)
I’d love to hear your reading plans for the next week…
Until next time, take care, and happy reading!
7 thoughts on “What I’m Reading 21st January”
Another week gone already!
I know. Why is it going so fast? Where’s the pause button?
When you find it, chuck it over here!
Well, I am admiring you for having a reading list, as you know.
As you also know, personally I do not have one… But I love to see your enthusiasm and also, quite interesting to see that book from your teacher. Very intriguing.
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