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?
5 years, 8 months ago
06 Dec 2012 09:30 CET