If you’re anything like me, one of your favorite reasons to read is for the story. Not for the character development and interaction. Not because of the descriptive, emotive powers of the writer. Not because of deep, literary meaning hidden beneath layers of metaphor. (Even though those are all good things.) No … it’s because you want to know what happens next?
Or, um, is it just me?
Actually, that is the MAIN reason why I read. If there are hidden meanings and metaphor sprinkled throughout the story, then its due to my understanding of grammar that I take notice. Simply put, if I'm not taken in by the story that is being told, I end up eventually abandoning the book after a few attempts at becoming interested. Now, admittedly, that is extremely rare. In fact, the only example I am able to come up with would be my experience with The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin, which was required summer reading for my 10th or 11th grade year thus, I HAD to finish it, which I did..at the end of September.
So, 98% of my reading choices are accomplished because I cannot wait to find out how the story ends.
Sunny Side Up!,