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17 responses to “Books by Elizabeth Craig’s Bed”

  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    I’d say that’s a wide variety! I tend to stick to my favorite genres, but I have lots of books on my iPad in other genres. I’ve even read a chick lit book. (Only because it was Talli Roland’s book. Really!)

  2. Megan M.

    Sounds a lot like my reading habits – I’ve read a lot of what you mentioned and I want to read some of the others! I don’t often read poetry but I think I’d like to start. I might look for that Ten Poems to Change Your Life.

  3. Roland D. Yeomans

    It’s good to have a variety of books rumbling around in your head just before you sleep. I usually read snippets from 3 or 4 books before snoozing: biographies, psychology texts, Westerns, Fantasies, and a bit of poetry. Yours is an interesting mix!

    1. Elizabeth S Craig (@elizabethscraig)

      Roland–I think yours is an interesting mix! I do like reading psych articles, so might have to consider expanding that. Haven’t tried a Western for ages…might be fun to pick up.

  4. Elizabeth S Craig (@elizabethscraig)

    Alex–I know how busy you are, and I can’t imagine how you fit so much reading time in! That’s funny about Talli’s book. :) I think you might be a secret chick lit fan…

    Megan–Ten Poems is a very interesting book…very thoughtful. If I’ve had a really crazy day, if I feel like I’m going in a million directions at once, it helps me to relax and refocus.

  5. L. Diane Wolfe

    A lot of my reading in the past ten years has focused on non-fiction, from self-help to marketing books, but I enjoy slipping in a fiction one now and then.

    1. Elizabeth S Craig (@elizabethscraig)

      Diane–I enjoy non-fiction, too. It’s fun to switch it up a bit.

  6. Margot Kinberg

    Elizabeth – I love that you have so many cool books on writing. And that title — My Story Can Beat Up Your Story — wow! Innovative… You’ve got a great selection there. And you needn’t have worried — this was really cool!

    1. Elizabeth S Craig (@elizabethscraig)

      Margot, I hope you’ll check it out–great book! It’s for screenwriters *technically*, but very useful for novelists. :)

  7. CA Heaven

    And so I’m over here … >;)

    I’m not a genre reader. I like some variations, reading everything from Russian classics to Saul Bellow and Cormac McCarthy. As a general rule, I enjoy reading books with original and non-trivial thoughts. I can do all the trivial thinking myself >:)

    1. Elizabeth S Craig (@elizabethscraig)

      Hi CA–That’s some solemn reading! I *can* be in the mood for that, but it really has to be a special mood for me to pick up On the Road. I’m with you on the trivial thinking, though–I’ve got that down pat!

  8. Nancy

    I have some of your books :-), specifically the Myrtle Clover mysteries, which are absolutely hilarious! Went on a major cozy mystery kick earlier this year. I mostly read fantasy, but I also read sci-fi (not military; just tried one, a classic in that sub-genre, didn’t like it), non-fiction, some romance (loved The Winter Sea), and thrillers. Thrillers was an especially interesting find for me, because I never thought I would like them — but I do!

    It’s why I like ebooks so much — I can quickly try out other genres I might not typically go for, and if I don’t like them, I can just move along to something else. I could do that in the other DTB only days, but it’s so much quicker and easier now to switch from one genre to another. :-)

    1. Elizabeth S Craig (@elizabethscraig)

      Nancy–Thanks so much! So glad you enjoyed the Myrtles. And I know what you mean…for some reason, it doesn’t seem quite as much of an investment (in time or money) to try a totally different genre when it’s an ebook. It doesn’t even take up physical space on one of our shelves, reproachfully reminding us that we didn’t finish it! We can try a completely different genre, desert the book, and it’s buried somewhere on our ereader. :)

      I’m such a chicken that thrillers can absolutely terrify me. I did read a couple of good ones in the past year, though. Say You’re Sorry was one.

  9. tracikenworth

    I’m reading, in my car while out and about at doctor offices and errands, The Wild Orchids by Jude Devereaux. By my chair, The Hobbit, which needs no introduction. Also short stories/articles in Cemetery Dance magazine. By my beside, my Bible and a Bible study guide. I’m beta-ing a story and also reading 2 sub stories for my Intern job. I love reading more than one item at once; it seems to keep me fueled up.

    1. Elizabeth S Craig (@elizabethscraig)

      Traci–I’m fascinated at reading more than one thing at a time! I can read non-fiction and poetry at the same time as reading fiction, but I can’t seem to read more than one novel at once (I start getting confused). I’ll have to look up Cemetery Dance. I’ve got an old Bible study guide (think it focuses on women in the Bible), but I really should invest in a different one.

  10. Meredith Ann Rutter (@yoursinbooks)

    I’m zeroing in on the near-final (?) version of my debut novel and still struggling with how to describe it, currently calling it “mainstream general fiction loaded with suspense.” I read a variety of genres, which may be part of my problem! Recent reads include: The Son (Meyer – excellent historical fiction), The Woman Upstairs (Messud – dark lit), Where’d You Go, Bernadette (Semple – adored it), Summer Rental (Andrews – needed a feel for term “beach read”), What I Don’t Know About Animals (Diski – essays about our perceptions of our relationship to animals), Visiting Tom (Perry – pleasing vignettes of his current life/neighbor Tom in rural Wisconsin), and latest re writing: Ron Carlson Writes a Story (Carlson – his process while writing short story “The Governor’s Ball” – enjoyable backstory).

    1. Elizabeth S Craig (@elizabethscraig)

      Meredith Ann–That’s a tough one, isn’t it? When so many great genres influence you, it can be tough to zero in on a label for your work! Sounds like you’ve been reading some excellent books. I’m especially intrigued by “Visiting Tom.” Thanks for coming by!

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