Before books looked more-less the same and they were sold only in book stores…
Now they are not only on your shelves as hard covers, but also in your e reader, computer, iPad and on USB.
For a nice book you no longer need put on your clothes and go the nearest bookstore. You just need internet access and a click.
At the same time the self-publishing concept has emerged. That gave the opportunity for hidden talents to become visible, but at the same time some bullshit content to come up too…
What are you looking for while starting reading a book?
What should the book be like in order to be considered as a good one?
I think that there are no right or wrong answers.
Here is my humble opinion
Joy – you have to enjoy the process of reading. You should not read because it’s a classic and most of the world tells it’s good. You should read because you enjoy it a lot. You may find a piece of treasure no one has heard about, which may become source of great joy for you.
Interest – if you get the need of jumping through few pages and/or skipping long discriptions then the book is not interesting enough and most probably is not worth the time. In best case I would just scan it fast and get to another one.
Escaping the Reality – if you are completely out of reality when you read the book and you are inside the story with all your attention then it’s the book worth sinking into. [Read more…]