I don't like to write. I never have. But I love to read.
But sometimes authors don't write about stuff I want to read.
Like the last book I read...great author...a real page turner...but the book had a somewhat demonic theme. I can't stand to read, hear or think about the devil. I think that topic scares me even more than cockroaches. Who would intentionally pick up a cockroach? Maybe Grissom from CSI...but I am not Grissom. So why would I bring home a book that mentions a subject I hate. Because I was in a hurry and didn't read the synopsis.
I'm a bit compulsive about reading books and once I start one, I need to finish it. I can't stand wondering how it ended. And this book had me hooked despite the mini panic attacks I would have at the end of each chapter. As I would get to a suspenseful part I would find myself putting down the book to take deep breaths to calm myself down. I'd even pray, "Please don't let the devil come out!!!" As if prayer could change the plot in any way.
However, I'm left in awe at how powerful words can be. What an extraordinary talent to be able to elicit such emotions with the written word.
Or just a weak reader?
I think it's a coin toss with me.