I am never at a loss for good things to read.
In addition to the unwieldly stacks of books next to my bed, on the coffee table, on our end table and piled on the chair next to mine at the dining room table, and also in addition to the great reads posted on my blog roll, there are wonderful writers behind the blogosphere who are each working on intriguing projects.
Two major champions of these writers are Charity and Marianne, each of whom has sent us off to recent sales/releases of friends - Trish Milburn and Allie Bonaface. Marianne's wonderful stories and longer works can be found here, and although I wish I could share Charity's fulll wonderful body of fiction with you (she has written some of the best tales I've ever read) some of her tidbits are here and through here.
Then there's Diesel, who is about to release his collection of hilarious blog pieces Anti-Social Commentary from the Secret Files of the Mattress Police, and Rebecca James who has recently released her e-book, Nightswimming.
And then there are those who just plain write. And write and write and write. I'm thinking of Jennifer, whose work as a translator is evident as she translates the world around us into her thoughtful essays on love and family. And Anno, who captures snapshots of her world in a way that's both beautiful and delicate. Greg writes lovely, tight vignettes about his family and youth. Jenn takes us on her perpetual journey of life in the Netherlands. Fourier Analyst has started a spectacular series of Soap Opera Sunday pieces and then there are the founders of Soap Opera Sunday themselves - Brillig and Kateastrophe.
It also seems that NYC/Caribbean Ragazza has a book in the offing, and I noticed Sognatrice has a manuscript button on her blog. As I will soon, too. And as Marianne and Charity do, almost always. I believe Leslie mentioned something about a book, too - and we all know how much she loves Haiku!
And in terms of the generosity of writers, I can speak first hand how generous both Charity and Marianne are with both their advice and their time, and how two food writers, with marvelous websites and backgrounds, Lorna Sass and Gemma Driver, gave of themselves and their time to help me research my latest WIP.
I can't imagine my life without books and reading.