So I’ve been seeing this Twitter thing going around in which you tweet one bookish opinion per like your tweet gets. I have a LOT of opinions and 140 characters is just too short, so I thought I’d ask you guys to join in on the fun!
So, I have a problem. When I like something, I’ll go completely overboard and love it to death. If I like a song, I’ll play it on repeat until I cannot stand to listen any longer (1997 was a tough year – to this day I cannot listen to ‘My Heart Will Go On’ because Little Justine just loved it so much). It turns out, I do the same thing with books.
Series are popular for authors and publishers, every genre book that's released lately seems to be part of a series. But what do readers prefer?
Readers are picky people. We are loyal to our paperbacks, hardcovers, or e-books, and often will not buy a new book until it is in our preferred format. Then, of course, there are others who are ‘hybrid’ readers. Hybrid readers will happily read one book on their Kindle and the next in physical form. So what kind of reader are you?
One of the reasons I love to read is the escape it can provide from real life. When the world gets to be a bit much, a great book can sweep you away into another reality and provide a distraction. I have a few books set aside as comfort reads:
We have all been there – the dreaded reading slump. You burn yourself out reading too much or you’re distracted by other things, and boom! Suddenly you can’t decide on a book to read, nothing is holding your interest, or you just can’t get very far in your current read. Reading slumps don’t hit … Continue reading Discussion: The Dreaded Reading Slump