Sunday, March 11, 2012
Has Blogging Stolen Your "Joy of Reading"
One of my favorite stories to tell is about my sister (who, sadly, is not a reader) abruptly ending one of my reading sessions by grabbing the book from my hands and shouting at me -- I have called you four times now. I want you to answer me.
Yes, I could truly leave life behind and enter the world of the characters in the book I was reading. Reading is a passion that I have indulged in for over forty years. I would pick up a book and luxuriate in a great read. Granted, some books were not as "likeable" or "entertaining" as another. But that mattered not, I'd just pick up another book and read.
I wanted to be one of those women, so I started reading with the vague idea of writing a personal review. I went back and read my very first attempt to write a review (some time in 2009). It was not very good. I didn't explain what the author did that make me give the book a 4-star rating. There is very little information about the actual plot line of the book. In fact, it would be necessary to re-read to the book to know why I liked the hero and heroine.
Just curious . . . have some of you amazing fellow bloggers noticed that having to write that review after reading a book has slightly diminished your Joy of Reading?
Note: The awesome photographs included in this post were taken by my Uncle Howard.