Writers need to be readers. I don’t think anyone who gives advice to writers disagrees on this point. The more we read, the more sense we acquire for words, rhythm and what we like/don’t like in a story.
And that makes me wonder why more characters don’t have books on their night-stands, scattered around the living room, on the counter in the bathroom. Some books and movies (think of Unstrung Heros) portray those with books as mentally unhinged. Which is totally unfair considering most of us that write probably have tottering stacks of books in most rooms in our homes.
So for today’s prompt, what books does your character read? Only dry technical journals as part of a job or to delve for information? A murder mystery when your story itself is paranormal? Where do they keep their books? Are the books organized or disorganized?