Blogging Authors Reading Project

A reading project I can not resist. Florinda at the 3 R's Blog has come up with a wonderful project that is all about reading books by authors who blog.   I have been doing that for some time, slowly making my way through the authors who blog at Murderati  and Running with Quills just to name a couple.  

The guidelines are:

Go through your blog subscriptions, feed reader, or bookmarks, and note which of the blogs you read regularly are written by published authors.

Check your TBR collection and/or wish list to see if you have unread books by any of those authors.

Commit to reading a certain percentage (not number) of those books by December 31, 2010.Your reading list should be based on the author blogs you read and books you have at the time you sign up for the challenge, with one exception (see below*). You may find new author blogs during the year - I'm sure I will. The authors whose blogs you read may publish new books during 2010 - I know at least a couple of my own blogging authors have books coming out this year. While you're more than welcome to read those blogs and books, they will not count toward your challenge commitment - otherwise, you'd have to revise that throughout the year. (I had to draw a line for myself, so it will apply to other participants too!)

Crossover with other challenges is allowed and encouraged!

**The one exception to the "books on hand" rule is this: the rockin'-in-every-way Susan Helene Gottfried has offered a free e-book of her latest Demo Tapes to participants in the Blogging Authors Reading Project. To learn how to get yours, visit the post about the project. 

From the Murderati Group blog of 14 mystery writers including Pari Noskin Taichert, Alafair Burke, Allison Brennan, Brett Battles, Cornelia Read, J.D. Rhoades, J.T. Ellison, Louise Ure, Robert Gregory Brown, Zoe Sharp, Toni McGee Causey, Stephen Jay Schwartz,  Alex Sokoloff and Tess Gerritsen. Wonderful blog. If you haven't been following them, you should.  So far, I've read stories by Tess Gerritsen, Robert Gregory Browne, J.T. Ellison, and Allison Brennan.  Books I currently have are

Toni McGee Causey's Charmed and Dangerous (paperback)

J.T. Ellison's Judas Kiss (e-book)

Louise Ure's Liar's Anonymous (e-book)

J.D. Rhoades's Safe and Sound, (e-book) the 2nd book in his Jack Keller series.  I really wanted to read The Devil's Right Hand, the first book in his Jack Keller series but I haven't been able to find it.  (J.D also has his own blog on which he vents about current events.)

Tess Gerritsen's The Sinner  (paperback)

From Running with Quills with 7 great romance suspense authors including Susan Anderson, Stella Cameron, Kate Douglas, Lori Foster, Jayne Ann Krentz, Elizabeth Lowell and Carla Neggers.  I've read stories by Susan Anderson, Lori Foster, Elizabeth Lowell, Jayne Ann Krentz and Carla Neggers so far.    Currently on the shelves are:

Carla Neggers' Cold Pursuit and Cold River  (paperback)

Jayne Ann Krentz aka Amanda Quick  The Third Circle

Lori Foster aka L.L. Foster's Servant: The Kindred  (paperback)

Michelle Gagnon's The Gatekeeper.   She blogs over at The Kill Zone with James Scott Bell, John Ramsey Miller, John Gilstrap, Joe Moore, Kathryn Lilley, and Clare Langley Hawthorne. 

From the group of wonderful paranormal romance authors at Deadline Dames, I have Rachel Vincent's My Soul to Lose.  She blogs along with Keri Arthur, Devon Monk, Jackie Kessler, Karen Mahoney, Lilith Saintcrow, Rinda Elliot and Toni Andrews.  Kissing Sin, book #2 in the Riley Jenson Guardian series  by Keri Arthur is on my wishlist and I'm sure to get it and read sometime this year as well.

Other authors who blog and I currently have their books are

Robert Liparulo's Comes a Horseman

Ted Dekker's "Burn" and "Green"

Susan Helene Gottfried Shapeshifter Demo Tapes year 1 and year 2 (e-books)

I expect to read 100% considering the fact that I actually have them in my possession, except for three and am looking forward to reading them. 

How about you?  Do you read follow any authors blogs and have you been reading their books.  Then click over and Sign up for Florinda's Blogging Author's Reading Project.  It will be fun!


  1. I'm really glad you're on board with this challenge - thanks!

  2. I really wish I could squeeze this one in! Beth Kephart has a blog, which I read regularly. I love her writing style.

  3. I like this to read author's blogs too!!!


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