What Im Reading

Posted: June 3, 2009 in What Im Reading
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Had a quick glance at the books beside my bed and was surprised at how many were sitting there, either being read or recently finished. Plus a number of notebooks for ideas.

So I though I would list them – and will do so at regular intervals from now.

The Swiss Family Robinson – Johann Wyss. (A favourite when young but haven’t read for many years.)
The Complete Chronicles of Conan – Robert. E. Howard. (Slowly making my way through, and also good for inspiration for Pure Escapism)
The Silmarillion – J.R.R.Tolkien (Pretty much never leaves the bedside.)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (Another collection of short stories I’m studying to learn the craft of writing them better.)
Toll the Hounds – Steven Erikson (Been there a while – started it but set it aside and never got back to it.)
Red Mars – Kim Stanley Robinson (Was trying to remember if it was as dry as I remembered, but on the other hand inspires the desire in me to explore new lands.)

Read but not returned to the bookshelf yet;
Sharpe’s Rifles – Bernard Cornwell (Using for inspiration for ideas)
Death to the French – C.S.Forester (Same setting as Cornwell, but different style)

  1. Mr. Warwick,

    I just wanted to thank you for the nice review of the first part of my John Smith World Jumper series you posted at at Smashwords.com. To show my appreciation, here is a coupon code for 100% off of on the compilation of parts I to V of the same story. You may distribute it, but only to those people who you trust and who might like that style of writing. The code is LU96P, and the link is http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/781.

    Please feel free to delete this comment if you think I’m fishing for leads, but keep the coupon for your private use. I’d also like to ask permission to post a link your story on the John Smith Blog.

    By the way, the bookshelf next to my bed has 20-30 books on it…all of which I have read or are reading, so I know how that goes.

    Thanks again for the kind review.

    E. Patrick Dorris

  2. qorvus says:

    It was the least I could given your kind comments about my work, especially coming so soon after I posted it.

    I’m looking forward to reading through the rest of John Smith series, so thanks for the coupon. It is much appreciated.

    I’d be thrilled to have a link to my story on your blog – an expanded audience is, after all, what we all strive for.

  3. OK, here’s a link to my comment on Pure Escapism on the John Smith, World Jumper blog. It in turn links to the story page on Smashwords.



  4. qorvus says:

    Wow. Thank you. I’m almost lost for words after that.

    If you don’t mind I’d like to do a post to link to that, and of course your serial on Smashwords as well.

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