Books Are Our Escape

Once A Hero by Elizabeth MoonLet me ask you something.

Why do you read?

I read to escape. I have a good life. But when I read and escape I actually find myself again, in a renewed way. I come back to my life and my responsibilities with a renewed sense of purpose and clarity.

Favorite Authors

Elizabeth Moon writes smart science fiction featuring most often women space captains. Ms. Moon was one of the first women in the Marine Corps in the 1960s and her military knowledge flows through her stories like a second skin. I love reading about women facing leadership challenges…

My current favorite of hers is Once a Hero in The Serrano Legacy series. I also loved the Vatta’s War series, and the stand-alone, Remnant Population.

Sharon Shinn writes fantasy and science fiction, for young adults and adults. The first book I read of hers is still my favorite: Mystic & Rider, the first in the Twelve House series. A hardened warrior devoted only to his king and a mystic shunned by her family but trusted by the king must roust out those that scheme in secret against the kingdom.

Her heroines are complex, the love stories unique and varied in each of her books, and her worlds feel so full and real.

Angels of Darkness anthologyAnd thanks for Attack of the Book for sharing about an upcoming anthology that Sharon Shinn will be in, Angels of Darkness.

The best thing about these two authors is that they have so many books I haven’t read yet. I’m slowly going through their books, savoring and rereading.

One day I hope readers feel so in love with my books. {Fingers crossed.}

PS. Henrietta the Dragon Slayer will be released on the Feb. 28, 2011.

Why do you love to read?

Love ya!

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2 Responses

  1. I love to read because it takes me into a different world in which I can learn new and wonderful things. And when I come back to my world, I see things with fresh eyes–good for a writer!

    I also love Sharon Shinn. I’ve only read her Angel series, sounds like I need to get back to her soon.

  2. Beth Barany says:

    Thanks Charlotte! I love that – fresh eyes!

    Have fun discovery Sharon Shinn’s other books!

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