Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Why Do You Read Fiction?

Keepin' it short and sweet today with a question inspired from Jodi Picoult’s The Storyteller. In her latest book, one of the main characters contemplates, “That’s why we read fiction isn’t it? To remind us that whatever we suffer, we’re not the only ones?”

Agree? Disagree?

Why do you read fiction?


  1. Agree! Nothing better than reading about someone struggling with the same thing you are! I'm sure you've noticed that with blog posts. The more personal people are, the more I feel I can connect/relate.

    Also, Why do I read fiction? Because so much on TV is just bad, bad, bad!!

    1. I certainly appreciate when someone chooses to be vulnerable for the sake of connecting.

      And yep, we pretty much resort to HGTV of The Food Network when we can't find anything else on. I don't watch daytime TV at all.

  2. Sometimes I read fiction as a way of unwinding. I have found that some of the people I have read about have more and more serious issues than I have had. A friend and I try to keep each other well supplied with novels,

    1. I get that, a way to relax. I also love being fascinated by or caught up in the lives of the characters. My mom is great to pass on lots of books to me & she has great taste. ;-)


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