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Brian Clegg

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Am I the only one who sometimes reads books totally out of character at Christmas? Preferably with a gooey Christmas story. I've even been known to read a Miss Read. Anyone else have a Christmas guilty pleasure?
 

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Pulp... or gooey movies about unexpected characters... like gun toting space raccoons!
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I freakin' love Rocket Raccoon and Groot! :p

I think the only Christmas guilty pleasure I have is eating chocolate for breakfast! I do watch more romance films, but I think that's just down to what's on the TV. My reading doesn't change much though. Although I have been seeking out more ghost stories! :eek:
 
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Am I the only one who sometimes reads books totally out of character at Christmas? Preferably with a gooey Christmas story. I've even been known to read a Miss Read. Anyone else have a Christmas guilty pleasure?
Cherry cheese-cake. Bought at the local Costco this time of year, it's measures about six inches high by about fourteen across. My wife and I share it. I cut the cake up into four and she has one piece. The other three are for me: Christmas Eve, Day, and Boxing Day.
Before eating pour one third of a bottle of chocolate sauce (the small one of course) over top; making sure to drizzle lots around the base of the structure, so that the whipped cream, sugar sauce cherries, and graham cracker crumbs, that invariably calve from the glacial monster can mix with it. That and a cup of strong coffee with a generous dollop of heavy cream.
This year, I was so satiated with the first two pieces I didn't eat the third until just now, which is what prompted me to write to you.
 
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Alistair Roberts

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I really don't do much reading. a) I'm busy writing, and b) I'm wary of having my writing influenced by what others right. Having said that, I did over Christmas read Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Not a large novel, I'd guess barely 50,000 words as I read it in two days. Good story, although not entirely original but an enjoyable read.
 

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I read because I love it. Reading came first, and I read to see what and why and how others write. I see it as indispensible, it's the apprenticeship, but reading won't help you find or develop 'your' particular voice. That's got to come from writing.
 
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Frances Gow

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I'm having a fantasy lit fest with Half A King by Joe Abercrombie, Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence and 3 more GRR Martins… I really should be writing :)
 
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K.J. Simmill

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I will read anythig any tine whether I am a fan of the genre or not, it just needs to get my attention.
A good example would be I am not a fan of werewolf books but I read Angels Blood by Sallyann Phillips and it now ranks as one of my favourite books
 
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