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Old 10-01-2010, 02:40 AM   #13
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So my question to you is: Do you need to engage in the story and feel a part of it to fully enjoy it? And what does that engagement look like for you? Or is reading an interesting and detailed accounting of a story enough for you to fully enjoy it?
No. I choose a book to read like I choose what I want to eat. I pick something to match what I am craving.

Sometimes, I want to read and not have to think too much. It could be a different twist on an old plot, quirky characters, comical situations or characters, or just the historical facts woven into a story.

I choose some books because I know I can pick them up and put them down. They fill fractured free time periods with enjoyable stories. Usually, short stories.

I choose other books because I want to curl up and forget the real world for a few hours. These books are chosen because I am familiar with the author from past experience or I have read reviews by people who have the same taste in books that I have.

A few times, I have started more than one book before I found the book I wanted to curl up with.

What I find most exciting is when one of those books is from an indie author.
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