When I was a kid it was no surprise for my family members to find me tucked away with a book for hours at a time. I loved to read, still do. I’m assuming this has something to do with the whole writer thing.
Fast forward several years, where does the time go? Seriously, I feel like the last four years have swished by like that Mr. Freeze roller coaster at Six Flags. (You should look it up. It’s pretty fast.) These days I find myself with considerably less time to read. Work, family, writing, studying, all these things are competing for my time and attention and it can be really hard to find the time to read anymore. It sounds sort of crazy that a writer wouldn’t have time to read, doesn’t it? Yeah, I think so too.
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
― C.S. Lewis
“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
― Stephen King
“There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry –
This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll –
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears a Human soul.”
― Emily Dickinson
So, to spur myself on to reading more and to hopefully help you guys discover some new books in the process, I’ve decided to write up a book review every few weeks or so. Should be fun, right? Right!
The first book I’ve decided to read and review is:
Book description on Amazon:
A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond…
The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.
Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all–the Crown Prince Aldrik–she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.
What are you reading?