Grab your cup of tea and settle down because I want to talk about reading about readers.
*Disclaimer: These are my own opinions, and I am not directing this toward any specific book, or author. *
What does this mean?
Reading about reader simply means that a character, or multiple characters in a book, are readers. For instance, characters who are book bloggers, book reviewers, or just really like to read.
What do I think?
I find it quite irritating to be honest with you. I consider myself to be a reader, an expert at the art of reading, if you will, which means I am really critical when they pop up. Somehow they always seem fake to me, like the author is trying to get me onside. With the growing use of social media, GoodRead, YouTube, Tumbr, e.t.c., alongside reading, author now know exactly who their main market is; people like me and you; readers. I’d much rather read about a girl proficient in martial arts, or a boy who loves ballet, than I would about a girl who loves to read because I am that girl. I love to read, I just don’t like to read about my own life, which is what I see when I read about readers.
What do you think? Do you like to read about readers? Who is your favourite reader-character? Who is your least favourite reader-character?
Thanks for reading!