June 7th, 2012 by HelenKay Dimon
The Reader Side

Sometimes people are stunned when I identify myself as a reader. Writing for a living doesn’t take away from the fact I’m also a pretty avid reader. Talking about books, looking at books, collecting books – love all of it. Time is the problem now. I can’t spend hours walking through my local B&N, staring at covers like I used to. There is just too much other stuff to do…and the B&N doesn’t seem to have as many print books these days (which is frustrating). But I do track authors I love and to check out new releases, now mostly online.

This month is a good month for releases, which means a bad couple of weeks for my wallet. There are some suspense and romance books I’ve been waiting on and the time is finally here. And then there’s the book I’ve been so exicted about that’s I’ve stalked the pre-order page. That level of excitement doesn’t happen for me all that often. It happened this week. Want to know the book?

It’s GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn. I teach writing class and use Flynn’s previous suspense, DARK PLACES, to demonstrate a lot of craft points. The idea of another book by Flynn makes me gleeful, which is kind of amazing because there is nothing gleeful about her books. In fact, after reading this book I’ll likely need a happy romance, so if anyone has a recommendation for a new release, please let me know.

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One comment to “The Reader Side”

  1. Sasha White
     · June 7th, 2012 at 1:46 pm · Link

    I’ve never heard of her, but love suspense, so I’ll be looking for it for sure. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    ANd maybe you’ll share some of the plot points you use for teaching as well sometime, in examples? I’m always up for things with examples as I learn best from them. :mrgreen:

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