2008: Booking Thru Thursday – Stories

This week’s topic:

If you’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 … it’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.

2 thoughts on “2008: Booking Thru Thursday – Stories

  • August 29, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    You sound like me! I’ll read anything as well as long as it’s got enough of a story to hold my interest and make me feel something for the characters. I’m reading a good one right now… The Pink Forest by Dana Dorfman that really has me hooked. It’s an interactive fiction about a woman’s search for self awareness and is a story that really makes me think about life and the living of it.


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