Monday, June 24, 2013
Reading My Way to Somewhere New
by Meredith Cole
Yes. Both. I love reading a book set in an exotic place and experiencing (vicariously) the sights and sounds of somewhere new. It's (almost) like going on vacation there. I also enjoy reading books set in places I've visited or lived (at least most of the time). It's fun to know a little something so you can picture the corner or place exactly when the character does something in the story. The only problem I've encountered with reading books set in familiar settings is when the author is clearly unfamiliar with the place they're writing about, and starts to get confused or muff up their geography. I find this very distracting!
So--what am I reading now?
On a side note, I thought it was interesting how the cover was a bit similar to my second book, DEAD IN THE WATER. Maybe the same cover designer?
I'm looking forward to doing a lot of reading this summer (in exotic and familiar locales) and always looking for recommendations-- so please share with us what you're reading!