2014 Book Bingo Update

Blogging may be getting short shrift from me this summer, but reading continues apace. I have high hopes that refueling my word tanks now will mean great things for the fall.

A while back I promised you updates on my Book Bingo Reading Challenge. Here’s the update:

(Scorecard: Shala Howell)

(Scorecard: Shala Howell)

I still haven’t read ALL THE BOOKS, but there’s a bingo or two in there nonetheless.

You’ll notice the list includes a ton of Elizabeth George books. That’s because I’ve embarked on a campaign to read all of her mysteries in the order she wrote them. I do this every once in a while with a writer I like so that I can see how they honed their craft over time.

I picked Elizabeth George for this year’s Author Binge because she does a great job managing emotional tension in her stories. I’m hoping that watching a master at work this summer will teach me a trick or two that I can use when I return to writing my own novel this fall.

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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