Well, that was easy–and probably unnecessary. I find it hard to imagine a writer who isn’t an omnivorous reader.
When you read you get information, but you also get a sense for how others tell stories and use words. I’ve given up worrying whether what I’m reading will help my writing. I read what interests me, and I try to expand my interests.
There’s one other aspect of reading that’s important to me: inspiration. Wonderful books remind me why I write: to share joy. A good book begins a conversation…an idea that is fast becoming more than a metaphor in this social media age of digital books where we can share highlights and notes. Reading may yet become a social activity 🙂