I saw a thread on a GoodReads forum this evening that got my brain gears turning. It was titled "What type of books do you prefer to read in the Winter time?" It really got me thinking because my schedule doesn't allow me to be anything but specific about what I do when I have spare time. A book has to catch my eye in these cold days, so I look back on books I read this time in the past and learned a lot about myself.
A book Goodreads told me I consumed in the Winter time:
I expected something introspective or literary, but I apparently like to chase my cold bitter months with cold brutal fiction. Infected was the first book I read that made me jump head first into a cult following. In fact, I used a good portion of my bookstore years pedaling the living daylights out of this book to multiple customers. I was literally saying to people, "Please share the visions with me that I cannot un-see," and it was a beautiful time until I consumed the sequel in just a few days and threw it across the room out of fury when I was finished (also a first.)
What am I reading now? The Cypher by Julian Rosado-Machain. I'm not always searching for brutality :-).
Thomas William Shaw is an author and stage actor from Birmingham, AL. He lives with his wife, Lauren, their children, and their cats in a quiet place. Occasionally he will post about it.