Welcome to another monthly adventure in the world of freaked out writers! (Or at least sometimes mildly insecure ones ;))
Once a month writers from all over the globe gather to connect and share our stories. Join us!
Along with general insecurities, celebrations, and ponderings, there is an optional question each month-- this month's was about if we read within our genre or go beyond.
LOL- I read within my genres/sub genres which are fantasy (light, epic, and urban), space opera, and steampunk. I also read mysteries and anything else that might catch my eye. I have noticed what I want to read at a given time is often not what I'm writing. I've been wandering through the Amelia Peabody books by Elizabeth Peters (massive re-read, they are one of my comfort series ;)) right now and I'm not working on anything like them.
When I'm working on the steampunk books, I usually read fantasy--but not mystery.
I think it's important for writers to read whatever they like. Hopefully it will be the genres they are writing in or why else write in them?
What do you like to read?
Happy IWSG day!