It’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) is enjoying its monthly blog fest invented by Alex J. Cavanaugh. IWSG is a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds.
QUESTION: – Everyone has a favorite genre or genres to write. But what about your reading preferences? Do you read widely or only within the genre(s) you create stories for? What motivates your reading choice?
ANSWER: Crime, Fiction, Mystery and an occasional thriller and SiFi.
While researching lists of authors and genres, I visited Wikipedia and discovered, “James Patterson (disambiguation).”
Well, I’d never heard the word “disambiguation” so I consulted professor Google and read several definitions. Here’s what Cambridge had to say:
Cambridge Dictionary definition – the fact of showing the differences between two or more meanings clearly: No age differences were found in children’s disambiguation of novel words.
Isn’t that special? I’m still confused.
Another part of the IWSG question was, “What motivates your reading choice?” I live outside the US and access to printed books is limited to what’s donated and exchanged between the expats. I tend to select the popular authors; ones I recognize. The common theme revolves around a murder. I’m feeling the nudge to expand horizons and explore other themes.
The enormous selection and obvious choice is in the eBook realm. That requires releasing my grip on the printed form.
I’m contemplating buying a Tablet. Rumor has it, there is a wealth of reading material sitting in a cloud somewhere. I’m assured I need not be concerned about eye strain. A neighbor tells me the fondness of holding a book shall pass.
Those of you that have transitioned to eBooks, what electronic reading device do you recommend?
Thank you for visiting and I look forward to reading your comment.