Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thoughts on Books

Just now, updating my book review site, it occurred to me how many books I've read in the past few years. Since writing a book, the reading process has changed for me. Each book I read, whether written by a debut novelist, or a seasoned veteran involved months, if not years, of research, writing and rewriting. It involved agents, editors, publishers, trusted beta readers. I thought about this as I just finished another book, tossed it in my library basket and sat down to review it. I read this book in two days, it took me about ten minutes to review it, and then I look on to my next book. Yet behind each book casually read is so much hard work and hope. A book is a story, but its more than that, within each book is a part of the soul of he who wrote it.


pilgrimchick said...

I don't disagree with you here in the case of good literature. You're absolutely right about that. However, too often, people are paid to write books to make money for the publisher, and therefore, their completed works are a far cry from anything of any significance.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is very good, and you have a strong voice. I am wishing you good luck on your novel(s?) and hoping to see them in print soon! Just work hard, and I am sure it will happen.

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