Today Lauren Baratz-Logsted visits The Hiding Spot as part of the One Question Blog Tour to promote THE EDUCATION OF BET, which was released July 12th! As the name implies, I was able to ask Lauren one question before she traveled on to her next stop at There’s A Book!
My blog is dedicated to my personal hiding spot, books. Who, what, or where can be credited as your personal escape from reality?
Well, you got me. The only answer I can possibly give is the same answer you gave: books. Whether reading them or writing them, books are my escape. When reading, I get to explore other worlds. When writing, I get to create worlds that others will hopefully want to explore with me. Really, I’m a one-note person. When my daughter is in school, I either write or read pretty much every minute from 7am to 4pm. One thing I do wish? That I could read the way I did when I was younger. By that I mean truly lose myself in a book. I can remember lying in bed at night with a new book when I was a kid, stopping every so often to fully visualize characters and settings to the point where it was as though I was living inside the story. As a result I still have a map in my mind of exactly what I think the Devon School from A Separate Peace looks like. But ask me to describe in detail the setting from a book I read last week and, unless the author’s power of description was truly spectacular, I can’t tell you a thing. So the escape is still there but it’s a different escape than it once was.
July 26: Christina/Insert Book Title Here: What advice would you give an aspiring author? HERE
July 29: Danielle/There’s A Book: Recently, you mentioned that you have an absolute “love affair” with door stops aka Fat Books (BiblioBuffet’s Writer-in-Residence). Having said this, knowing that you’ve written some “skinnier” books, and must have a few favorites of those out there…I’d like to ask what your top 5 “skinny” books are and none of them may have been written by yourself or a family member. HERE