Creativity and books: What three books changed your life?
This new year I begin a series of articles on the link between books and creativity, similar to my ongoing posts on the relationship creatives have with Music and their Muses, favorite songs and albums that help fire creative engines. Here’s a link to the last great music/muse post by Gabe Berman: click HERE.
1.) Charity, welcome to A Writer’s Life Blog, and thank you for sharing your book love. What was the first book that you couldn’t put down?
As a teenager, I devoured every book by Christopher Pike that I could get my hands on, but it was not until I read The Duchess by Jude Deveraux that I felt an overwhelming connection to what I was reading. I could not put it down until I read the final word and I have never forgotten it. I also credit this book for starting me down the road to my love of writing romance.
2.) What book did you need to finish quickly?
After beginning the Harry Potter series on book five instead of book one like a smart person would, I found myself in line at midnight wearing a special event wristband, and waiting for my copy of the final installment Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. When I got home from the event, I sat down and read until I finished it. I sped through that book because I just had to know how it was going to end, and then after a short nap, I started over from the beginning so I could savor every detail since I knew that J.K. Rowling would have several tiny things that were important but easy to miss if you’re not paying attention.
3.) What book do you always send as a gift?
Dark Lover by J.R. Ward is hands down the book that I feel as if everyone should read and I’m always so adamant about it that I have gifted it through Amazon to several people in order to prove my point. The world that she has created is amazing and gritty. The men in the story are all alpha and sexy. It is an awesome book/series.
I had a similar experience with the Harry Potter books, waiting to read them all at once. I hope everyone finds your new book, Charity. Here’s the cover to Charity Parkerson’s latest steamy short story, The-Adonis:
Charity Parkerson was born in Tennessee, where she still lives with her husband and two sons. She is the author of several books including twelve Amazon bestsellers. You can Like Charity Parkerson on her Facebook Author PAGE. Please visit Charity at her author WEBSITE, and you can read Charity’s BLOG.
Her Sinners Series was voted one of the top ten best books by an Indie author in 2011 — Paranormal Romance Reads
Her book The Danger with Sinners was named Best Book of 2012 — Paranormal Reads Reviews
She was named as one of the top three Indie authors of 2012 — EbookBuilders
You can follow her on Twitter @CharityParkerso
Thank you again, Charity, and I hope everyone’s new year is off to a wonderful start. Listen to good music, read good books, and remember to share the songs and the authors you love with your friends. Please tell me what your favorite books are too. What is that favorite book you can read again and again?
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