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Winter Reading 2017

I was listening to a rerun of Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me on KLCC the other day, and it featured an interview with prolific romance novelist Nora Roberts (who is also a prolific crime writer under the name J.D. Robb.) 

When asked if she ever gets writer’s block, she responded that she’d never let herself believe in it. “Writing is as much a habit as it is an art and a craft. If you walk away from it, you are breaking the habit. If you are writing crap, you are still writing and you can fix it.”

I love that, and while I have experienced writer’s block, I’ve always battled it by sitting down and writing. 

One thing I’ve never experienced is reader’s block. It too is more than a habit; it’s a mental getaway or sometimes a reality check. I can always sit down and read, no matter where I am or what mood I’m in. And this year, yet again, Eugene Weekly presents you with all that we have read and enjoyed this year. — Camilla Mortensen


Winter Reading 2017 - Nonfiction & Essay Reviews

Winter Reading 2017 - Fiction, Poetry & Young Adult Reviews

Tell Me The Old Story - The Odyssey rendered by a woman

Failsafe - Eugene author Howard Libes debuts sci-fi novel When All Else Fails

Doing It Yourself - The year in local self-published literature

A Thousand Words - A roundup of the best photography books of the year

By Design - A selection of books on graphic art