Summer reading

What are you reading this week? I’m reading Catherine Coulter’s Bombshell.


Remember when summer used to be those long, lazy days where you sat under a tree or on the beach hiding those sexy covers as you devoured the words inside. How about now? Do you make time to just relax, open a book, or let your thoughts wonder? This week I did just that and found it freed my mine of so much. It put life back into prospective. Who knew I’d lost it. 🙂


In fact, the story I’m reading this week is one of my favorite series. Talk about energized.  I’ve loaded up my Nook and my bookshelves and can’t wait read through all of these treasures. During the winter  I had put away everything to concentrate on work and writing. And guess what? It stifled my creativity. Weird right? I’ve found it’s all about balance. Life needs equal parts of work, play and love. Happy days are back. The words, ‘they are a flowing’ as my fingers fly across the keys at an amazing rate.


One of the things that worked for me was a writing prompt group I belong to. On days when my fingers were frozen over the keys, I’d jump over to Scribbler’s Ink Writing Group developed by Roberta Lerman on Facebook and do an exercise. Knowing there was no pressures, no deadlines, got my thoughts and words flowing. From these prompts I wrote paragraph after paragraph. As s I wrote a wonderful thing happened. I developed so many great stories for the future. Check them out., it’s a closed group, but open to all writer of all levels just.  Visit the page and ask to join the group. You’ll be glad you did.


Here’s the address:


Enjoy the weekend.


About Marian Lanouette

Marian grew up in Brooklyn. As one of ten children, when she wanted to travel she read and escaped to faraway places. Every morning from an early age she read the Daily News sensational stories on the latest crimes. Marian pens the Jake Carrington Thriller Series, and the third book, All the Pretty Brides, was a 2019 finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. Marian lives in New England with her husband. You can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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4 Responses to Summer reading

  1. Great post, Marian. I was very much in the same boat with too much drama and life getting out of balance. I had lost it and didn’t realize it. Getting together with other authors helped and writing from prompts on Scribblers (Bobbi Lehman’s brain child – Kudos). Thank heaven that the log jam has broken up and the words are flowing again. We’re all waiting to find out what’s next for Jake.

  2. Bobbi says:

    HI Marian,
    Loved the post and I agree 100%, to write well, you need to read a lot. Not to mention the best reason to read, for the absolute joy of it.

    Thanks for the plug for Scribbler’s!

    • malanouette says:

      Yes you do, Bobbi. And you’re welcome. I love the Scribbler’s Writing Group for its inspiration and friendships.

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