The Pull

As a reader, I think I pick the books I do because they allow me to escape for a little while.

As a writer, I write the kind of books I do because I want to give my characters the happily ever after that always seems to be just outside my reach.

What is it about the books you gravitate toward that speaks to you?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

5 Responses to “The Pull”

  1. Chris C.
    July 13th, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Usually two things: escape or intellectual stimulation.

    Sometimes you just want to ride on a horse and kill things with a sword instead of worrying about mowing the lawn or where you’re going to put all the crap the college kid brought home for the summer.

    Sometimes you want to help solve a problem, even if the setting is fictional and the ‘solution’ not realistic.

  2. Elizabeth/Laura
    July 13th, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Great answers, Chris. Bonus points for making me laugh.

  3. Debbie S
    July 13th, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    I read the books I do for many things. To escape reality for awhile, be someone else, have a different life, be able to do things I really can’t do, etc. I love cozies because I love to figure things out, who did it and why, without all the gore a deep drama that’s going to keep me awake all night. I love the human interaction, and a book that makes me laugh wins me over immediately,

  4. Kay Bennett
    July 13th, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    OK I am going to admit to my one shallow quality, seriously I do have one. I gravitate to a book because of the cover. I know that is not a good reason, but it has always been a good indicator for me. I love cozies because of this. I will also admit to not reading some cozy series because I do not like their covers. Now once I have found an author, I stick with them if I enjoy their work.
    On to a more realistic reason for the books I choose, I enjoy cozies. I pick ones that have fun characters, have animals, have an enjoyable setting. I love being able to step into them and visit with what I call friends. I love the mystery and most of all I love the writing. Of course when there is an animal it is always better, lol. One of my favorite settings is the Krista Davis town of Wagtail. Not only is it my heaven on earth, but she has her oma there too.
    And I agree with Chris, sometimes you just want to do something like kill someone with a sword. That was his point wasnt it, lol

  5. Bob
    July 13th, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Good man Chris, I was thinking that but was hesitating saying so. I meander through many topics in books, a lot of times with my interests at the time and what I feel like. I return to favorites to read again like the Harry Potter books, Riding Rockets by Mike Mullane and 300 Zero’s by Dennis Blanchard. What I really enjoy is hitting Project Gutenberg and reading things from the 1800’s. The Telegraph Boys are stories which give stories with two views, one good kids and one of bad kids. Of course the good kids are placed in a light that makes the reader want to emulate them. Those were simpler times back then and in this crazy world it is a comforting read.

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