It has been ages since I visited a library to pick up books for myself. Maybe a few years before the pandemic?! I have been purchasing books on and off over the years but the warmth of a library seemed like a thing of the past....until today. A small library it was in the year… Continue reading Wednesday Warmer 1.4
First of all, let me thank you for your review. I felt a chord of empathy as I read through, and most vindicated about writing BBB when I saw that you had picked the very lines that I had the most pain writing.
What do you look for in a book as a reader?
Every book I enjoy becomes a template to weave my own fantasy as I read through it. I am eclectic, and like lots of authors. However, I lean more to thriller plots with lots of drama, twists and turns. My all-time fiction favourites, chronologically: Enid Blyton, Nancy Drew, Harold Robbins, Alistair Maclean, Arthur Hailey, Sidney Sheldon, Robert Ludlum, Ken Follet, Frederic Forsyth, Jeffery Archer, Dan Brown.
“How does a failed debut – whether a first movie or a first album or a first book feel? Believe me, it is as traumatic a feeling as when your first –born is consigned to the incubator and brought out only to be taken to a final resting place.”
“Well-wishers often laud our attempts just to keep us in good humour. This harms rather than helps us in our quest for success.”
“….here’s not much difference between a fiction novel and underwear, in terms of market price….Isn’t a fiction book about the same retail price as a pair of briefs or banian?”