They ask me some questions about my readings, and in the blogosphere, I see things that shock me.
Also, this time I will give my personal opinion on this passion that engulfed me as a child, and has never left me since.
* I'll start with the things that annoy
I read in various places debates on what the literature. And a good player. I myself paid the price in the comments unkind remarks on some of my reading.
Already, a small point of definition:
The word literature, from the Latin "litteratura" derivative "littera" (the letter) appears at the beginning of the twelfth century with a technical meaning of "written word" then moving to the late Middle Ages to the meaning of "knowledge from books "before reaching the seventeenth - eighteenth centuries its main meaning today: all written or oral with an aesthetic activity or participating in their development work.
So when I read the novels other than those written by Voltaire, Balzac and Musso are only second-reading, I can only revolt me. Why try reading people and denigrate them?
At a time when illiteracy is a national issue in France, would not it be more important to encourage people, especially youth, to read, rather than making them feel ashamed of their reading?
Yes, Stephenie Meyer is not Balzac. So what? Is not diversity that is the strength of literature? And if you became his definition of "knowledge from books," almost every book can provide knowledge even novels rose water!
I personally learned the royal hierarchy through historical romance novels!
I have 3 children. They have 4 years, 2 1/2 years and soon one year. And I dream that they are later readers, young and not screwed to their game console. And if the books do not interest them, and they prefer to read comics all day long, I'd be disappointed not because at least they will read, they learn vocabulary, put their imagination to the test.
Let everyone decide his reading, encourage people to open a book, no matter where!
* Now, I'll answer a few questions:
- How do you choose my reading: very often the favorite?. I have a long shopping list as the arm (you have a glimpse into the Wish List tab). I add regularly securities following a glowing review, board .... But often, this is the cover that attracts me. It makes me want to read the summary. And sometimes the title.
Amazon, I have a ton of books in my shopping basket. But often, when I say I "go, I'll order some," I go to the site, I came across a book that caught my eye, then another ... And I leave with, to control the books that n 'were based not in my shopping cart .... ^ ^
- How do I read as much and as fast: Good question!. I always read since childhood. I remember in elementary school, I was rushing to finish my checks to finish my book hidden under the desk ... the chagrin of my teachers who did not know what to say, afraid to turn away books, but wanting to remember order. I think my reading speed is affected. More you knit, the more you knit faster. This must be the same for non-reading? My husband wanted one day measured my reading speed (we have fun as we can ^ ^) and discovered that I read about 300 pages hours. And yet, I do not skip pages, I do not skip chapters. No, actually, I'm as taken from my reading that I disregard everything else, and I read quickly, actually. I can not explain it. In addition, I read all the time, everywhere. Making room in the queue at the supermarket, in the waiting room of doctors in traffic .... Anyway, as soon as I can. I always have a book on me, in fact!
- What do I read: For me, reading is a drug, I could not do without. Sometimes my reading pace slowed but it never stops. It is a true addiction! I'm never as well as diving into a good book. My readings allow me to escape, to get me to travel.
My books are very important, they are like friends, and I have a hard time to part. As friends, they comfort me, make me laugh, make me angry, calm me, advise me ....
When I'm in a reading, I "see" the story. As if the film of the book took place in my head while I read. Sometimes it is so intense that I'm beginning to wonder if the movie I imagined is really simply imagined or really true?
I cling to the characters, I cry and laugh with them (and my husband often wonders whether he should call a psychiatrist ^ ^) .... It's as if I was back in the intimacy of a family, a couple, as if they had invited me to spend a few days with them. And I'm often disappointed when the end of the book comes as a friend when you leave for several months after the reunion.
- The film adaptations: I'm all for adaptations. In general! When I read a good book, I often want to see it translate to the screen. Yet often I'm disappointed by the adaptation. I find that lack this or that. Some minor details to the writer and so much to me. The characters are different, physically, and especially in terms of character, and sometimes I find them less endearing than their literary originals. Was a time when I thought to see the movie before reading the book could solve the problem. But no. Some movies are so moved me that I immediately purchased the book. And at the end of the book, though often I say: Well, finally, the film was not so, say so!
But the worst for me is when the writers take great liberties with the book, to the point of completely change the story. I find it incredibly disrespectful, both to the original work, than to the fans of the book adapted, which have been hopeful the cinema to see a sloppy film.
In short, you'll understand, I love books. And all this to tell you that no, it is not just a hobby, it's a real hobby that takes you to the guts, offers thousands of responses and often many questions!