Reviewing from the middle

It has been a couple of years since I’ve read one of the Gear’s books.  I am currently reading “People of the Morning Star” by Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear. I am continually fascinated how they tie all the science neatly into great stories. I am about half way through already and enjoying every word. Actually found myself taking notes this time – the one drawback to reading as an author now. Learning something new whether in real science or in fiction techniques is a good thing. Plus I’m having fun!    

How often do you return to your personal favorites? Are they in your preferred genre or some other? Why do you re-read for the umpteenth time or read the newest book out from authors you read ten or more years ago? What drew you back? Was it the setup, the writing style, the topic, the story, or all of the above? Do you take notes, write down questions and observations about writing techniques? Are you reading for pure escapism? Can you escape?


About TimberDark Writer

Simply, I am passionate about writing and dancing. I love reading, quilting and hunting. I have written stories since childhood. I have a degree in English, taught in a parochial school, substituted K-12, raised three daughters, coached and refereed youth soccer, square danced since I was seven, created and quilted award winning quilts. When not writing I assist my husband teach square dancing 3-4 times a week, co-coach an historical dance exhibition team and I hunt with my family and friends to fill the freezer. My first novel, "The Blood,"published in May 2014 is a multiple award winner and received a four star review by Foreward Clarion Review in May 2016. The second novel, "The Balance" was published September 1, 2016. These are the beginning installments of the science fiction/fantasy crossover series, "The Stone's Blade." Book three, "The Blades" is under construction. My TimberDark Writer blog is a part of my writing process. You are invited to share in the journey.
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