I’ve closed the poll on which fantasy books I should read next. You can see the results here. So, when I finish reading “The Eye of the World,” I’ll be reading “Endymion” by Dan Simmons. So, it’ll be like this:
The Eye of the World – Robert Jordan
Endymion – Dan Simmons
A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin
Gardens of the Moon – Steven Erikson
Guards Guards – Terry Pratchett
The Silmarillion – J.R.R. Tolkien
His Majesty’s Dragon – Naomi Novik
So, I have some question marks that may be filled by science fiction books, if I have enough votes. If not, I’ll stick in a classic. So, here’s what I’d like you to do. Below is a list of science-fiction books that I have. Please vote on which one you think I should read first. Why am I letting other people decide what I read? Well, if I go with what I want to read, I may not have good variety. I tend to read through a series without a break. This way, you help me break that habit, allowing me to read several different authors and their styles. So, please vote!
I’ve decided to ask the public again what I should read next. Having already read Hitchhiker’s Guide book 1, and more than half way through The Wheel of Time book 1, I still have Endymion to read. However, I’m looking ahead to after Endymion, and I’d like to know what others think I should read. At the moment, I’m also reading an ebook, and will be reading another non-fiction book at the same time.
Since Endymion is science fiction, I’d like to read a fantasy book. So, here are the choices. Please vote!
I was introduced to oneword.com by a Twitter acquaintance yesterday, and I was immediately intrigued. It’s basically a writing tool that gives you a word a day, and you have to write something using that word within 60 seconds. It’s a very short time to write, but I think it’ll help me with a bit of inspiration. It’s already inspired me to try to write a story using the website. Every day, I’ll spend 60 seconds writing. When the 60 seconds is finished, I’ll wait until the next day to carry on from where I left, but I have to use the new word of the day in my next segment. If all goes as planned, I may have a cohesive story that’s shaped by the words provided by the website. I’m very curious to see where it leads me.
Each week, I’ll post what I’ve written over the previous 7 days. I’m not sure when the story will end, but I may have several very short stories or one long story. In one year, I will have spent only 365 minutes writing, but it should be interesting. Anyone else using this website? My username is jaydeejapan, if you’re interested in following me.
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