This week’s topic:
If youâ€™re anything like me, one of your favorite reasons to read is for the story. Not for the character development and interaction. Not because of the descriptive, emotive powers of the writer. Not because of deep, literary meaning hidden beneath layers of metaphor. (Even though those are all good things.) No â€¦ itâ€™s because you want to know what happens next?
Or, um, is it just me?
I definitely read for the story. Sure, a good, engaging, well-rounded character helps, but if the story is crud, or doesn’t move along, or is just boring, then that is a book I won’t finish. I don’t care if a book has any “literary value”… I’ll read any ol’ fluff! My shelves hold anything from Harlequin romances to Steinbeck.