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?