Thursday, 28 August 2008

Booking through Thursday

This is the discussion today ----

'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?'

It's the story every time for me too. I don't use any analysis in my reading, which I'm sure many academics would frown upon. I read as a form of escapism, like the childhood fairytales. I can envisage myself in the story alongside the characters. Reading a good book, by that I mean a story with a exciting plot and interesting characters,makes me long for more . More books , more stories.
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Ginnie said...

I agree, a good book has to grab me in the first chapter and make me keep reading to find out what happens next!!

Denise said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! i love good crime thriller, the type that has me reading it in one swoop. We missed the library van this week due to bank holiday....but I'll be there on Monday afternoon stocking up for the week!

Ooooooooooooh not long!

Smilingsal said...

I like a good story line.

Miss 376 said...

Oh so true. Could never understand why in O Level we had to dissect the books! lol. Mind you, you don't ever forget those books. I'll have some memories flooding back with the new adaptation of Tess coming on TV.

Charli and me said...

Me too.
Zeotor you have been tagged! Come over to my place for all of the details.