02/14/2012 11:54 am ET Updated Aug 03, 2012

Where I Like To Read

Editors love a lot of description. I don't go in for all that. I'll let my character answer the question.

"Where do I read? All over. In the living room part of my office on a comfortable couch with a TV hanging on the wall I don't know how to use. In the kitchen, making a hard-boiled egg for breakfast, reading the paper. In bed, at night, but I don't read as much now. I just finished The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis. I don't need anything else when I read. The sound of the words in my head is enough."

Elmore Leonard's latest book, Raylan, is out now.