Monday, January 28, 2013

Your Reading Habits

I'd be lying if I told you the only reason I write is to glorify God. I write because it feels good. It scratches a huge itch in my soul for creative expression, for significance, for connection with others on a level of understanding that can't be acheived by mere converstation.

And for you.

Yep. I write because I want to enrich your life, help you discover the bottomless heart of God, and add more laughter to your days.

I realize you read more than humorous inspiration, though. And I'd like to know. . . what are your reading habits?

What genre do you mostly read?

When do you read?

Do you like long or short books and/or articles?

What keeps you reading long after the clock says "bedtime"?

Do you think a humor/devotional writer could pen a succesful novel?

And speaking of reading, I just got word that my publisher is offering one of my books free on this

Goodreads Giveaway, through Thursday, January 31. You could be the winner!

21 comments:

  1. Of course you could pen a novel, Jeanette. go for it! I read mostly novels in the evening and well past bedtime. :)

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    1. Oh, thanks, Sandra. You are so sweet. I'd like to write the kind of suspense novels you write. You are so creative!

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  2. My books are varied in genre but if there's a romantic thread involved, my interest really goes up! :-)

    I'm absolutely positive you could write a great book!!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! How kind you are.

      Yes, romance heightens the allure for me, too.

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  3. Hi Jeanette, I like this. Your writing does satisfy a certain desire. . . yeah, like a favorite ice cream cone. And I think you could write whatever God gave you a mind to. As for what I read. . . mostly nonfiction, devotionals, books on a deeper walk with God more or less. . . apologetics, mysticism, I love to read about the Fathers of the Catholic Church. . .I do read some novels, but toss most of those aside before they are half read. I usually read two or three at once--I'm impatient to begin those waiting on my desk so I pick up and begin before the one I'm currently reading is done. The old classics are my favorites with novels I confess. There's nothing quite as good as Jane Eyre and The Tale of Two Cities. http://www.writemomentswithgod.blogspot.com

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    1. Rose: I also read several at once. To read only one at a time seems too tame!

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  4. Women's fiction, at night, usually long but I'll read anything & often in spurts throughout the day, a captivating story or lovable character, and YES.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy!

      Aha. Lovable characters draw us women every time, don't they?

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  5. I love to read a little bit of everything. Of course you could write a novel, it would be a success.

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    1. Thanks, Denise. You are a great cheerleader!

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  6. I love historicals and romance. I've read your book and it is a success! I think you could write an awesome, successful novel!

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  7. Okay, yes, you could write a novel.

    My reading interests are as follows, suspense, love stories, historical fiction, inspirational non-fiction including essays, biographies.

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    1. What keeps me reading after the clock says bedtime? A book with a deep plot or one speaking to my heart.
      When do I read? Any time I can.

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    2. Thanks, Quiet Spirit, for these answers. You are a blessing!

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  8. You most certainly could write a novel!

    My favorite is suspense and historical fiction and I usually read at night.

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    1. Thanks, Barb! You are one of my best encouragers.

      I love those genres, too. And there's something about curling up to read at night that's extra fun, huh?

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  9. I like to read mysteries and children's books. I also like non fiction. I read as much as I can. Mostly I enjoy shorter material, though I like novels much better than short stories. It's the getting into it part over and over again with short stories.

    I think you could write anything you wanted to write. A funny novel would be delicious.

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  10. Thanks for saying that, Nancy. A funny novel is just what I had in mind!

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  11. I try to diversify my reading from history to novels to crime. When I am in a semester though, my fun reading time is minimal and work stuff takes over.

    I do like have a Kindle as now much of the time spent waiting to pick-up a child at an activity or school can be spent reading.

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  12. Hi Jen,

    I have eclectic tastes from non-fiction to fiction. I'm currently reading Jody Hedlund's latest book. Reading happens at the gym, at my mother's house while she's busy, waiting for an appointment, and whenever I have a few minutes to spare.

    Can a devotional writer pen a novel? Ahem, I did. :)

    Blessings,
    Susan

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