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PeachClover

About Those "Real" Books

Just this year, I have realized a have had a complex against reading and was able to conquer it.  It might seem hard to believe, but I actually like reading a ton apparently, but when was the last time you picked up a book and read the description?

I was recently on an ebook website, and the description told me nothing about the story, but instead hyped the author and what other critics thought of it...   After reading the description of a book, neither I nor anyone else should have to ask, "but what is it about?".  Yet this has been the case for most of my adult life... Are most readers of books just gluttons for stuffing their eyes without care of content?

On the net, an author writes their own synopsis to try to persuade people to read their work, but I can't help thinking with what I am shown that there are people out there who pick up a book and say, "My, this has three New York Times critics kissing it's ass; if I read it, I'll be doing something popular!"

Does anyone else get that?
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Added: 5 years, 10 months ago
 
hammse
5 years, 10 months ago
I like sticking to looking into the toc and satirists/independent authors (mine is enzensberg), and last but not least, the audience. like in the series lie to me or invader zim, so few, but so lively!
edit: tho Im a firm believer in a show aspect in absolutely every conscious expression, so I dont neccessarily need "good books" anymore. god I hated the time before that =p
edit2: sorry, but thats still on my mind, about that toc thingy and all, sounding all professional. afaik its either some able person guiding you in or trial and error.
PeachClover
5 years, 10 months ago
I tried googling "toc"; my internet broke.  What does toc mean?
hammse
5 years, 10 months ago
table of contents
Alfador
5 years, 10 months ago
For my memory, paperback books tend more towards having descriptive back covers, while the dust jackets of hardcovers feature critical acclaim more prominently--yet even those will have description in the inside covers of the dust jacket. Did this change sometime? :(
PeachClover
5 years, 10 months ago
I haven't looked at many.  When I do go to book stores it's to drool over the highly educational non-fiction stuff (Twilight Sparkle anyone?), but as I said above, it was the "description" from a ebook store that convinced me something was seriously wrong here.
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