Face it, without readers there will be no writers. It is the reader that makes the writer. There are two different kinds of readers; the readers that read to write and the readers that simply love to read. The writer depends on what the reader loves to read. You get the passionate readers who carries a box of tissues to work, in case of tears while living inside their book. (Karen Kingsbury writes the most amazing novels and to be honest, I cry over every book she writes.) I am not ashamed to say that crying over a book is the greatest compliment any writer can get. It shows that the story portrayed reaches deep into each reader’s soul.
You get the readers that can be angry for days at a time at the heroin that chose to marry his brothers ex instead of the young, vibrant woman rescued from a burning car. That shows that the reader realizes the reality of the plot created in the book.
There are readers that get quite depressed when reading the last page of a novel. When realizing the book will come to a end in a few minutes, the reader yearns for more insight on the characters. That encourages the writer to write a trilogy to forfill the readers love for the book.
Lastly, you get the reader that reads a book cover to cover, and cover to cover again, and again, and again. These readers usually have a display of books in their homes. These are certainly the most intriguing of all readers. You can tell a lot about a person when looking at their display of books.
I have to add that there are lots of people who don’t read or can’t read at all but there is a way for a reader to tell the story to someone he/she loves. Therefore we never judge a book by its cover.
That brings me to a spacial request for the reader. I would like to know what books you have in your book display. What books have you read cover to cover? What books made you cry or made you feel empty, longing for more? Don’t be shy, let me know! To all the blog followers, friends, family and anyone who stumbles upon this request, give me a peek at your book display. Leave your comments on my blog or follow me on my facebook page, Every cloud has a silver lining.
Watch out for my next blog post, A peek at the readers book display…