We are – most of us, at least, voracious readers. We read, we write and we comment. That is our main occupation in life. All the other things that we do …. is just to pay the bills.
Talking of myself – I have spent a life time reading. My father was an avid reader and I read Hemingway’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls” and Maugham’s “Of Human Bondage” in school. I just picked them off his book shelf and read them, not knowing or caring they were classics. Its another matter that I was not in High School and simply did not understand them. I still read any printed word, even the paper bags made out of newspaper.
I go to book stores and buy books simply on the basis that “It called to me” or “I liked the blurb” or “I like the author” and even “I read a few pages and thought I would enjoy it” Sometimes people recommend a book, other times I read a nice review.
Now to my question ….. Why do you read the book you are reading? Why do you buy a book?
Most books have plots and themes that have already been written about. There are love stories, fables, ghost tales, thrillers, sci fi, paranormal (Oh I said that before!), inspirational and other books. What makes you buy a book to read?
Would love to know the answer