I have found myself hopelessly checking my blog for comments from classmates just as much as a teenager checks their Facebook page for "Likes" on the more recent selfie they posted. I craved for acknowledgement! For feedback! For a 'good job' or even a 'yeah.. that made no sense'. Anything. And then... a miracle happened. I clicked... it uploaded... and there they were! Not one comment, BUT TWO! [hallelujah chorus fills the air]. Shout out to Jose and Chelsea. Sure, their comments were simple, but they got me thinking again. (Thanks y’all!)
I hadn't considered "Why Do YOU Read?" a thought provoking question... But it was enough of a question to continue to bring in answers.
Like evolution, the question and answers have begun to change. I no longer get comments about WHY they read, but passionate posts of WHAT they read.
Is there a correlation?
Is there a correlation between WHAT people read and the reason WHY they read?
You always hear the tragic tail of the high school cool kid that read the first sentence of a great book, found it boring and never returned to the magical land of literature again!
But just as frequently you get those "the universe as aligned" moments and the perfect book lands in the hand of the perfect person and an eternal bond was made between inked pages and yearning imaginations.
Now, keep up.. this is a Spaghetti moment.
Do people generally pick up a book for the WHY or first for the WHAT?
When I asked the question for “WHY do you read?” a large part of the answers consisted the desire to escape, adventure and the thrill of new worlds. Is that the driving force behind reading?
Or do people more pick up a favorite genre, a familiar story or recommended novel and then, secondarily, find joy in the journey and other wordily transportation?
Are books happen chance or do we
What comes first (generally) the WHY or the WHAT?
And between those two things,What in your mind makes a GOOD BOOK?
~ that's my next question to the masses!
Stay tuned for the results.
>>Next step and question, how does a "good book" become defined by its generation?