Monday, March 22, 2010
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The proposal is off. My back bothered me all weekend, but I wrote through it. A heating pad helped! Now to finish the manuscript. Well, after I rest today. I really want to feel better so I can go skiing. A day of rest means a day of reading. A good thing because I have a couple books I need to finish.
I'm currently reading/relying on three books for my research for this story:
1) Balkan Ghosts by Robert D. Kaplan
2) Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West
3) The CIA World Factbook 2009
Not exactly your typical research material for a Harlequin Romance, but my book is set in a fictional Balkan country that has been torn apart by civil war. I need to understand that part of the world, as well as the people, so there's at least an air of authenticity to the story.
Speaking of books, I found this YouTube on the Book of Love. I'd never heard the song before but it's a cover by Peter Gabriel!
What books are you reading right now?