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Reading And Writing

I have been doing a lot of reading lately. I enjoy reading mysteries and generally I read a lot of fiction. It is healthy for the mind to read some every day. I prefer to read books I can hold, but I read e books too. I have both a library of favorite authors online, as well as, shelves of favorite books in my home.

I have read mysteries since I was junior high school age and one in particular author Agatha Christie. Yep, she is a grand Dame and still the number one mystery writer of all time. Many writers study her style of writing with much enthusiasm hoping to become the next renown author like her and some have succeeded to be published within their own rights.

It takes a lot of skill, fortitude, and determination to be a published writer I would think. Most writers I have read didn't even believe they were good writers till they were published writers for many years then seems like they believed they were finally accomplished in their work.

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markgraham wrote on January 12, 2016, 4:10 PM

I am the same way. I prefer hardbacks and paperbacks over digital too, but I read them as well. I like reading Agatha Christie too, but I also like Sherlock Holmes. I also like reading children's mysteries as well as adults. Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew are good ones to read at least for me.

MegL wrote on January 12, 2016, 5:10 PM

I used to love reading all the time when I was young. I still read but not as much fiction now. Agatha Christie is good. I especially like Hercule Poirot.

LeaPea2417 wrote on January 12, 2016, 5:51 PM

I love to read too. I prefer hard bound books or paper backs but I will read e books. Published authors go through a lot of rejections before they finally get officially published. I am sure it takes a lot of hard work and time.

Deepizzaguy wrote on January 12, 2016, 6:42 PM

I like good versus evil stories that feature either a super hero or a regular person facing their toughest challenges in their lives.

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 12, 2016, 8:05 PM

As a writer, I can compare my first book to my latest book and tell how much I've grown in my craft. My editor expresses this to me, also. I know I still have room to continue to improve and will keep working hard to do so.

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 12, 2016, 10:57 PM

I prefer a real book too. Reading on a screen just is not the same

Colibry21 wrote on January 13, 2016, 4:41 PM

I'm like you. I prefer reading actual books. I will read some e books, but prefer hardbacks and paperbacks. I also love mysteries. I've always enjoyed them. Agatha Christie is amazing.

cheri wrote on January 13, 2016, 10:36 PM

Although I really want to go back to reading, I am so wrap up with my work and the chores at home

crowntower wrote on January 17, 2016, 8:18 AM

Wow cool! All I read is a fighting demon book, love stories with a happy ending (I hate sad stories... I have so many in real life! duh! lol!) and inspirational one. The only mystery book that I read was Perry Mason... when I was in high school it is a school project where we have to write a book review for the quarter.

xstitcher wrote on January 17, 2016, 10:21 AM

I prefer books with pages that I can hold in my hands too. :)