Why We Buy Books

April 7, 2018

 

Vegas…Family…Totally broke…Windfall…Oh sorry. That was a dream I had this week. And yes it was so vivid; I was pissed when I woke up. On to the topic.

 

Oh wow, now I want to talk about something that is purely up to the individual.

 

Why do we read what we do? I love a romance with a bit of chivalry in it. I love men to be men. I will read anything that even remotely suggests it. If the man in the book opens doors, feeds his woman, gives her orders, or well pleases her, I’m all for it. The latter two having nothing to do with the romance genre, I just like men to be in control. Whew! Okay let’s move on.

 

I will read just about anything from any genre as long as it holds my attention. I can usually tell from the first five pages of a new novel if that will be the case, however, not always. I may get thirty pages in before I lose interest. And well, it has happened to all of us.

 

The internet has allowed us to get books for free. I don’t know what is in the head of the author at the time, but I for the most part am glad that they offer their work for free. It in most cases has to do with marketing.

 

The story may not move you, or you may be so anal retentive that a missed quote irks you to the point of not finishing the book, but we all have our reasons.

 

I once read a book by a Canadian author. We all know the spelling of some words in other countries can be different. I read in a review of one of her books that her English needed work. Really? She explained in her first work where she was from and why her spelling was a bit odd. I respected that as a reader and moved on.

 

Man I am really off topic this week. Okay, so I will move on.

 

You are an avid reader. You look to find a book that will gain your interest. You find one and suddenly you hesitate at your wallet. You think, “Is it worth the read? Am I spending too much money? Will this book leave me satisfied?” I think that of all the three questions, satisfaction is what we are really looking for.

 

Most of us read casually to escape the pressure of everyday life, so if you buy a book you want it to completely take you away. When it is finished, you want more, or you are satisfied that it ended the way it did, and yet still look for more.

 

Why do we read what we do? It is a mystery that may never be solved, I however as an author appreciate anyone who decides to download my books and read them…fully. Not a half a assed read, but a real true to life read gauging all possible outcomes of the novel. I feel that if a reader does not begin a book with an open mind, the story is lost on them. And that is something that I personally never intend to happen.

 

Read more. You will learn a great deal about yourself if you do.

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