Monday, October 10, 2011

Questions

Sometimes I get a jumble of questions in my head that I'd like to get other people's thoughts on. Usually I tweet them, but sometimes I ramble too much for a tweet. Since I hadn't posted lately, here I am.

I'm reading a book right now that's been pretty well publicized around the bookish community. If you really want to know what it is, I'll tell you. You can probably figure it out by checking out my Goodreads page too. Anyway...my thoughts...

Do you ever read a book and think the author took a bunch of cliches and wrote a book to see if anyone would get it?

Do you think your preconceived notions about a book make it more predictable? Or less? If you think you know how the story is going to go, do you find yourself trying to draw more conclusions? How often are you right?

I ask the last question because sometimes I read something and think 'That has to be obvious to everyone.' But maybe it's not? I do that with my own writing. Question it, I mean. Like maybe I shouldn't include a scene because it's obvious or cliche. It's not, by any means, because I'm some kind of deep thinker. When I read, I take everything at face value. I don't get the hidden meanings. That's probably why I don't read poetry or plays. I have a hard time figuring out what things mean (Poe is a good example of someone I love to read just because it's creepy not because I get all the hidden meanings).

Share with me. What kind of reader are you?

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