If you only read

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4 thoughts on “If you only read

  1. For better or worse, I almost never read contemporary fiction — other than things written by people I know — so I guess I don’t have to worry about this. 🙂 Part of it may be an aversion to reading about people interacting via text messages and emails. I’m a sucker for face-to-face communication.

    That was what finally drove me away from finishing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I was a hundred pages from the end of the book, all the mysteries were solved already, and I paged ahead and saw that the remainder of the book was mostly emails that various characters were sending to each other.

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    1. As a scifi / fantasy fan, I rarely read anything with email or text either 😉 Although in real life I love email and text, in fact my friends are usually in a state of shock if I actually answer my phone! But yes, agree I do struggle with some of the mainstream stuff. I tried Dan Brown but got bored, tired Harry Potter, got bored with that one even quicker, and tend to stick to my genre since. I did read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but struggled also. I do love GoT though, and started reading it years ago, so I guess I am following the crowd there 🙂

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  2. The words are so true. Since becoming a writer, I have broadened my genre pick to include some that I would never have chosen if it weren’t for wanting to see what other writers were doing. I write thrillers but have spent a lot of time in fantasy and sci-fi since there is lot of learning there.

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  3. I do read certain best sellers. Now I’m reading “A God in Ruins” by Kate Atkinson and liking it a lot. I’ve read at least one book by Haruki Murakami. His writing is definitely different, but I didn’t like it enough to read another one.

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