To be a writer, one must also be a voracious reader. Like everyone else who loves all things books, I have read a lot. I also believe that a book comes into our life at just the right time for us to read it. I have even found some that I will purchase and then put on the shelf to be read later. Then, when I do finally pick that book up to read it, it seems that the timing for me to read that book was perfect to what was going on in my life at the time. Either that or I just have this ability to apply the things that I read to situations going on in my life. This principle applies to both fiction and non-fiction books.
It is not just books that seem to time themselves perfectly into my life. I find that movies, documentaries, and Youtube videos pop-up at times to constantly teach me something.
Maybe it is my love to continuely grow and learn, but I will always love reading a good book.
I am posting here a list of all the books that I have read (I know it's a long list, but I've seen others whose list of books seems to be much longer. They must have no other life outside reading :)) I'm not including every book I've read. I am listing here the books that I feel have had an impact on my life in some way. As an author, we can't help being influenced by other authors and the stories that we read. I'm sure you have read some of the same books, but maybe some of these will be new to you. I'm sure you will recognize the influence some of these authors have had on my writing. I know they have most certainly had an influence on my thinking.