Best of Books by the Bed #1: What Others Are Saying

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“Few pleasures are as personal, or rely as much on word of mouth, as reading. Each of us owes a debt of gratitude to someone for urging us to pick up a book we’d never heard of, and end up loving. Cheryl and Eric Olsen have done every reader in the world an invaluable service by compiling in one book a treasure trove of such recommendations, from some of the most passionate and discerning readers in the world: writers. My to-be-read pile has become a mountain—and I couldn’t be happier about it.”

— David Corbett, prize-winning author of The Art of Character

“When I finish a good book, I miss the author in my ear. I nearly get upset with him/her for not telling me what to read next, how to go on with my life. In Best of Books by the Bed #1, 25 writers share the books they keep in their most intimate place, beside their beds. Go there with them.”

— Matthew Salesse, Fiction Editor/Columnist, The Good Men Project, author of
I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying and The Last Repatriate

“A writer’s nightstand is a towering and precarious place, a pile of can’t-waits and shoulds, research and leisure, classics and debuts and guilty pleasure. A revealing peek into the minds of writers before the lights go out!”

— Nichole Bernier, author of the novel The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D

“Read this book not only for its voyeuristic insights into writers’ private reading, but for its encouragement. Best of Books by the Bed #1 inspires us to explore new directions for our own reading and writing.”

— Elizabeth Craig, mystery writer

Best of Books by the Bed #1 brings the reader the great prurient pleasure of seeing behind the closed bedroom door. And what treasures can be found there! Nabokov, Faulkner, Carson McCullers, even Arnold Schwarzenegger.”

— Kyle Minor, author of Praying Drunk

“Remember those nights when you used to read books under the bedcovers by flashlight after “lights out”? And remember that feeling like warm syrup spreading through your chest when you found a book you truly loved and couldn’t wait to tell others about it in the morning? Books by the Bed re-kindles that happy glow of biblio-love through its lists of well-read books enthusiastically endorsed by readers and writers. Reading Books by the Bed is like being able to crawl under the covers with fellow book lovers and come away with a whole stack of new reading material. Flashlights not included.

— David Abrams, author of Fobbit

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