Happy President's Day.
I'm taking a bit of a break today from blogging to get some reading done. My focus on writing keeps me so busy I've slacked on my reading list.
Last week I visited Restless Spirit, J. M. Leotti's fantasy writing and art blog, where she listed a few novels she planned to read in the upcoming weeks. Red Riding Hood stood out. The novel is based on the screen play for the movie set to come out March 11, directed by Catherine Hardwicke and staring Amanda Seyfried. Well, I love Amanda and after reading the synopsis on Amazon I couldn't help myself.
So, I ignored my over crowded shelves, set out for Barnes and Noble and bought myself a copy. At first it was difficult to get into the novel. I couldn't get my mind off my own writing, but I pushed through. It tells the tale of first love, death, arranged marriages and the big bad wolf. The setting really draws you in to the seclusion of Valerie and her home. The village priest just called in Father Solomon to deal with the wolf problme. Hopefully I'll finish it today.
As I snuggle back into bed, tell me what you're reading. Not reading a novel? Tell me what interesting newspapers, magazines, journals, blogs you are reading.