Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Why I Like to Read

Today, the Stiletto Gang welcomes mystery fan and friend, Dru, to our blog. Many of us have met Dru at mystery conventions and consider her an authority on all things mystery. Welcome, Dru!

My name is Dru and I'm an avid book reader. My day job as a research analyst keeps me in books that I love to buy and read. When not reading, I’m creating quilts, listening to music, watching TV crime dramas or mysteries and traveling when I can.

Why I like to readI read because it is entertaining, relaxing and I can escape on different adventures. Reading mysteries combines my love of puzzles and research. You have to look at the clues and fit the pieces together and I find that entertaining.

Where else can I sit in my living room and travel to the Pacific Northwest? Small town USA? The big city? Or right here in the town where I live? A book.

Where else can I help solve a murder mystery and not have to face the killer? Taking up a hobby and learning the ins and outs is easy once I read one of the many cozy mystery books that I’ll find on a shelf.

Reading a book, in particular, a series gives me the satisfaction that within the next year, I’ll be visiting my friends again and I can’t wait to see what our next adventure will bring.

Why do I read? Because I enjoy it and who knows, one of the books and/or author may one day be a Jeopardy question.

Who are some of your favorite authors? Your favorite cozies?

To see what Dru's been reading, click here and the quilts that she's created here.

Dru Ann Love


  1. Often look to your recommendations when I'm looking for a new book or author to read. Have never been disappointed.

  2. I am always amazed and in awe of the number of books you read each month. Reading is a wonderful way to visit other places.

    Thoughts in Progress

  3. Good morning Dru,
    Today guest blogging, tomorrow the world. It's amazing how much you accomplish in just 24 hours a day. I wish I had your energy. It's great to know someone who's reading habits are as eclectic as my own.

  4. Hi Dru, great to *see* you over here! It's fun to learn more about the books that you enjoy reading. :-)

  5. ***Waves to Dru***
    Stopping for to show some love and support to ya hon!!!
    This is a great post btw!!!
    Hope you have a great day!

  6. Hi Dru Ann! Great to see you here on the blog. I've never met anybody who reads as fast or as much as you do. We've got to get you as super hero cape or something.

    LOVE the page with all your quilting on it. You're amazing!


  7. Hi Dru Ann! Great post. I've tried many a new author thanks to your recommendations and haven't been disappointed yet!

  8. Ref: ...who knows, one of the books and/or author may one day be a Jeopardy question.

    Jeopardy! I knew you had an ulterior motive!


    Aside from being a passionate and prolific reader, Dru is also the nicest person.

    I hope someday to meet her in person.

  9. Dru, as you know, you and I share similar tastes in mysteries. :)

  10. Hi, Dru! Thanks a million for being our guest today! It's great to "meet" you and to learn that, not only are you a voracious reader (and reviewer), but you're also a talented quilter! I have two quilts my grandma and her quilting group made for me before she passed away, and I will always treasure them. Quilts are kind of like books in that they're crafted with love, capture bits of history, and always make for great memories!


  11. How wonderful to have a reader post on this blog of writers. Of course we're all readers too. The only thing is when you're writing your reading time is limited though I usually have at least two books I'm reading at a time.

    Thanks for visiting, love reading your post.


  12. Hi Dru,

    I've been told I'm a voracious reader but I can't hold a candle to you. Great post.


  13. Dru! Thanks for stopping by. I think you may hold the record for most comments after a post. No surprise there. I love your blog and I love your quilts. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Maggie

  14. Thanks guys for having me.

  15. So awesome to see you blogging here, Dru!

    I'm just finished Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins. Really good. Next up is The Long Quiche Goodby, by Avery Ames.

  16. How exciting to see DA's post on your blog. Love to see what you're reading and creating. Thanks for sharing.

  17. I'm a little late to the party, but wanted to swing by anyway. Dru, I've found many books from trying those you recommend. You're one awesome reader (and lady)!!

  18. I love seeing what your reading, Dru, and what you recommend. The list of authors you read each month always amazes me! You're a dream reader!