Waggish Writer Geeks Out: The Bookshelf: Part 2
Updated: Apr 22, 2021
Hello and welcome to Waggish Writer. This is Part 2 of "Waggish Writer Geeks Out: The Bookshelf."
Below is the background of my website that is a sample of my library.
Last time I embraced my geek-ness, I went over McKee's "Story," Card's "How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy," and Bell's "The Art of War for Writers."
Onward to the next books in the Waggish Writer's library!
Just a quick reminder, these books have meaning to me as a person, as a writer, and as both. I will list the book from left to right with APA citation and a short description of what is the book and why is it in my library.
At the end of "The Bookshelf" series, I'll create a list in case any of these books strike your fancy for practical writing tools or pure entertainment value.
Cline, E. (2011) Ready player one. New York, NY: Broadway Books.
This was not the copy that I first encounter "Ready Player One." As it is considered Sci-Fi, it would have never enter my radar if it weren't for my partner. The name of the book came up in the traditional "getting to know you conversations" at the early stages of our dating. At the end of a date, he lent me his hard copy, saying he thought I would enjoy it as there were gaming elements and DND. I'll probably devote a blog post where I can fully geek-out about "Ready Player One." Let's just say that I finished reading the book the next day as I read after I got back from the date and then finished the next morning, which flabbergasted my partner when I told him I finished reading it. I picked up this copy of the book as I wanted my hands on it any time I wanted to read it.
Chetwynd, C. (2018). Little moments of love. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Publishing, a division of Andrews McMeel Universal.
I suppose there is a theme that the book my partner introduced me to is right next to a Christmas gift from him. At the start of our dating, he talked about Catana comics, a series of comics that follows the author and her relationship with her partner. Not only did the concept of the guy being beard fit my partner, their stories really resonate with our relationship. It is most likely why there is a book of the comics on my shelf. This book is for pure fun and sometimes hilarious because sometimes the incidents fit me and my partner to a T (with some gender switching required as not all couples are the same).
This will be a wrap for Part 2 of the Bookshelf series because some people might be wondering what I'm up to by having two books of baby names on the shelf and a book of idioms.
Well, if you like what you've read, comment with what are three books from your library.
They can be books you consider your writer's bible(s), authors you look up to, or books you read for the full joy of reading.
If you do, tell me why. Let's geek out together!
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