Your Choice: Savor or Devour


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This weekend, one of my writer friends showed up at my house with chocolate cake. Now, I am not going to turn that away, I mean her away. She brought a large piece so I ate a couple of yummy bites and then put it away for another time. I found myself savoring the cake over a couple of days and it got me thinking that eating a treat can be compared to reading a great book. Now stay with me, and I’ll explain what this is all about.

I have found that when a book is really good many readers do one of two things.

Savor – when a reader reads slowly to savor the story because they don’t want it to end

Devour – when a reader can’t put a book down because it is that good

I have a tendency to devour books. I read the last Harry Potter book in one day! With some of my favorite writers, I will read the book FAST, FAST, FAST and then go back and reread the story. If we take the cake analogy further, I would say I eat the frosting and then go back and eat the rest of the cake 🙂

As an author, I hope that readers enjoy my stories right down the the last sweet bite!

So what type of reader are you when you get that really GOOD book?

 

 

 

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One thought on “Your Choice: Savor or Devour

  1. With individual books, it tends to depend on available reading time. But with series that I love, I may save the last book (or two) for months because I don’t want to say goodbye to that world. Of course, there’s always reading them ll again from the beginning, but It’s really hard to find the time for that. I brought eight books home from RWA2017 (very conservative of me) and I’ve downloaded five books to my kindle in the last week.

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