Monday, August 24, 2015

Elizabeth White's Book Shelf


What books are currently on your nightstand? 

 Doing battle with my TBR skyscraper is a never-ending process, so there’s always something interesting lurking around vying for attention. I just finished Bite Harder by Anonymous-9 (aka Elaine Ash), and the next few I have earmarked are Rumrunners by Eric Beetner, Things Half in Shadow by Alan Finn (aka Todd Ritter), and The Killing Kind by Chris Holm. 

Who is your all-time favorite novelist? 

 That’s a tough one, because there are so many authors who’ve written books that have stuck with me for one reason or another. I suppose if I go by a combination of who I both own the most books by and find endlessly re-readable, I’d have to go with Robert Crais. Really looking forward to his new one, The Promise, later this year. 

What book might we be surprised to find on your shelves? 

Well, I guess most people who know me probably associate my reviews and editing with crime fiction and noir, so I guess some would be surprised to learn I have a very healthy Young Adult collection, most of it in the fantasy genre such as Harry Potter and Artemis Fowl. 

Who is your favorite fictional character? 

That’d be a tossup between Snape from the Harry Potter series and Joe Pike from the Elvis Cole series—both bad boys with checkered pasts who desperately want to do the right thing…even if they sometimes go about it the wrong way. 

What book do you return to? 

There are a few I find myself rereading periodically: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, A Midnight Clear by William Wharton, LA Requiem by Robert Crais, and Watership Down by Richard Adams leap immediately to mind.


Elizabeth A. White is an editor and book reviewer who has been working with words in one fashion or another for over two decades, including obtaining a law degree. Her reviews have appeared in Spinetingler MagazineThe Savannah Morning News, The Florida Times-Union, St. Augustine Record, and Bluffton Today. When she’s not editing or reading, Elizabeth is the social media manager for musician Bruce Kulick (Grand Funk Railroad, KISS), a position she’s held since 1997. You can catch up with Elizabeth at her website: http://www.elizabethawhite.com/

13 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

It is so great to see another fan of William Wharton here.

Charles Gramlich said...

Big fan of Harry Potter myself

EA said...

In my view, Elizabeth A. White is an angel sent to mystery writers. You can quote me on that. Elaine Ash/Anonymous-9

Richard R. said...

Yes, Watership Down. Each time I read it (3 times now) I get more out of it.

Deb said...

Love, love, love those shelves! Books do furnish a room.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Elaine - I must admit that after reading the comparison of your books to Tim Dorsey and Carl Hiaasen you have definitely piqued my interest.

Jeff M.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Elaine - I must admit that after reading the comparison of your books to Tim Dorsey and Carl Hiaasen you have definitely piqued my interest.

Jeff M.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Elaine - I must admit that after reading the comparison of your books to Tim Dorsey and Carl Hiaasen you have definitely piqued my interest.

Jeff M.

Chris said...

\m/ KISSTORY \m/

Margot Kinberg said...

OK, I just have to say I absolutely love those bookshelves!!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for having me on the feature, Patti. And thanks for the nice comments, everyone else. :-)

\m/ KISSTORY \m/ indeed, Chris. :-)~

pattinase (abbott) said...

Can you offer a translation of that, Elizabeth. Been trying to decode it all week.

Elizabeth said...

It's the keyboard version of the rock 'n' roll "devil horns" sign. And my smiley has its tongue sticking out, like Gene Simmons of KISS.