Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sunday Story

I've been trying to be clinical about my reading and study what it is I like and don't like in a story. What I've found is that I don't like the things other people love. A book sells gazillions, you can nearly guarantee that I won't like it.

Why is this so?

I pick it up and read it with an open mind and high hopes. The same as I start any book. And then I get bored. Most of the high selling books have a way of writing that doesn't engage my brain. My brain is weird and likes to think things out, puzzle through a story, stretch and bend trying to understand a character and their motivations. If all that is spelled out, I'm bored.

Yet those books sell. Lots.

So, I'm resigned to the fact that I'm weird. It's not anything new. I've always been kind of fiercely proud about being different. It makes life more interesting, I think!

How do you go with best sellers? Are you normal or weird? :)

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