I enjoy reading. It is easy to escape to a castle or far away galaxy in a book. Beats doing the dishes!  This article is a great reminder to read more.


Reading is one of the best craft exercises for writers. In addition to being entertained, I learn something every time I pick up a book. 

Thanks to the size of most picture books, I can enjoy and study dozens of these each week. My only limitation is how many I put on hold at the library and how I coordinate those pickups with a curious toddler in tow.
I often forget about other genres and adult novels. To avoid missing these great works, I plan to improve my reading routines in 2014. Click here to learn more.