"If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that."
I love this quote. Not only is it very true but it gives us the perfect reason to pull out a book and read.
When we read, we get a chance to see how other writer's weave words, both good and bad. We get inspired by the good and encouraged by the bad. I mean, if they can get published writing such dreck, we who write better surely can with some persistence. :-)
I've been on a reading binge this past month. I've read the entire Harry Potter series, (I'd never read them before though the kids had.) a western, two thrillers and started another fantasy novel.
There's a historical romance waiting for its turn too.
I want to encourage each of you to read, and read widely. Read outside the genres you write in. Expand your reading horizons.
So, what are your reading ?