Last week, Phill traveled on business, and like many parents do, he brought presents for all of us. While he waited in Regan National Airport, he browsed the shelves of Borders. He purchased a Shel Silverstein book, a book about pirates not changing diapers, a board book about a bear sleeping, and a romance novel for me. (Doesn't he get points for buying a romance novel? He does from me.)
He bought the romance for me based on its back cover blurb. Having similarities to what I am currently writing, he thought it would be research. Yes. It is research in that I realized that I don't write in the same style as this author (or many other romance authors) and that I won't. I didn't like it. Reading this book shoved me to reading a sequel to The Once and Forever King, which is entitled The Broken Sword. Changing the genres I read helps me as a writer.
What are you reading now and why?