top of page
  • Writer's picturePaul Hook

Writers have to read, right?

Where would authors get ideas or enjoy new things if they didn't read other books themselves? I'm a huge fan of reading and normally have one or two books on the go. My favourite author right now is Amor Towles: Rules of Civility and a Gentleman in Moscow being two great books.

Yesterday, I started reading J.R.R. Tolkien. I'm still in the prologue of the Fellowship of the Rings. Who knew there was so much drama with publishing the story and the editing of the books? It's fantastic and I haven't even started the story yet!

Is it wrong to read the book after watching all of the movies? I don't think so. What are your thoughts?

9 views1 comment

Recent Posts

See All

Editing Continues

The unseen work in the trenches against a fearful enemy - grammar And spelling mistakes - continues!


The editing of Heather of Stratgore continues. At this rate, I'll be done the first edit by next week. I think a few days off and then I'll read it again, looking at different aspects - tension, pacin

1 Comment

Madelyn Hook
Madelyn Hook
Nov 02, 2020

I'd say that it's better to read the book first but better late than never!

bottom of page