Friday, December 14, 2007

Writers and Readers

If you are looking for something different to read, you might try reading a book recommended by an author you like. A new website,, publishes authors' reviews of other authors' books. Diane Mott Davidson, the culinary mystery author, canceled her day's plans to read William Boyd's Restless. Tess Gerritsen calls Linwood Barclay's No Time for Goodbye one of the best thrillers of the year.

If you're a reader who would like to become a writer, you may be interested in Francine Prose's Reading Like a Writer.
Prose (Blue Angel; A Changed Man) masterfully meditates on how quality reading informs great writing, which will warm the cold, jaded hearts of even the most frustrated, unappreciated and unpublished writers. Chapters treat the nuts and bolts of writing (words, sentences, paragraphs) as well as issues of craft (narration, character, dialogue), all of which Prose discusses using story or novel excerpts.
-Publisher's Weekly

All of the authors and books mentioned in this post are owned by BHPL if you are interested in checking them out.

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