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Fiction, fake, unrealistic, never going to happen...

Original post made by Corynn, Danville, on Sep 9, 2010

Why do we read fiction books?

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Posted by Paige
a resident of Monte Vista High School
on Sep 9, 2010 at 6:10 pm

So true!!


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Posted by Diane
a resident of Danville
on Sep 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Corynn, I could not agree more! Many thanks for the reminder of what a great, inexpensive resource Bay Books is as well.


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Posted by Sophie Littlefield
a resident of Danville
on Sep 12, 2010 at 9:06 am

Thank you so much, Corynn, for reminding us how important reading is! I'm partial to novels myself ;-) - - but my belief is that everyone should read whatever entertains them. We should celebrate all books, on every topic and in every format.

One of the most wonderful ways to find a new author is a recommendation from a friend. I'm always on the alert for new books, especially those that my friends really respond to. And there is nothing better than discussing favorite characters - sometimes I get carried away and forget that they aren't really um....real.

Glad to read your column here, and I'm looking forward to more!


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Posted by Carol
a resident of another community
on Sep 12, 2010 at 9:42 am

Thanks Corynn for the plug for bookstores and books in general! I think you should try writing one yourself. It's fun and profitable. Good luck and keep writing!


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Posted by Sharon Hamilton
a resident of another community
on Sep 12, 2010 at 9:44 am

Well written post. So glad to see someone else enjoys the wonderful minutes/hours exploring the fantasy of fiction. In a world where it doesn't always work out that way, I myself enjoy going to the Happily Ever After state of being. So refreshing to travel along a new storyline, like finding that incredible new hiking trail or that great restaurant.

Keep up the good work!


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Posted by Kay
a resident of another community
on Sep 12, 2010 at 10:46 am

With so many entertainment options competing for a person's time, it's great to hear encouragement for reading. You can take a book or a device with you, pick it up at any time, and find yourself absorbed within seconds. Reading is not only fun, it's cheap. And as Corynn says, it's always good to read about characters whose problems are worse than your own!


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Posted by Carolyn
a resident of another community
on Sep 12, 2010 at 11:49 am

One of the things I love best about books is the fun of talking with others about the stories I loved or hated. I've made life-long friends based on shared book love.

Thanks for your post!


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Posted by Tawny Weber
a resident of another community
on Sep 12, 2010 at 1:42 pm

What a wonderful article. I'm a huge fan of books and think one of the greatest gifts we can share is a love for reading. In a book, you can find anything, from answers to escapes. With so many genres and reading options (great list of them, btw) there's something for everyone!!


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Posted by Jessica McBrayer
a resident of another community
on Sep 12, 2010 at 3:42 pm

It was so encouraging to see you write about a whole school talking about characters in a book that was a good read. It made me flash back to all the Harry Potter release dates and the lines of kids and grown ups ready to read J.K. Rowlings' books.

The best thing about the love of reading is that you can be any age and still be bitten. It's a life long journey. Thanks for the encouragement. :)


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Posted by Vanessa Kier
a resident of another community
on Sep 12, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Corynn, thanks for the great article. You're absolutely right. Books can inspire us, comfort us, give us the time to regroup at the end of a hard day. I've also learned so many interesting facts about people and places outside my experience through reading books. Whether electronically or in print, reading stories will always be my escape of choice.

And a big thanks for mentioning Bay Books. I've spent many wonderful hours picking out my next reads there.


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Posted by JoAnnAinsworth
a resident of another community
on Sep 13, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Corynn, thanks for mentioning how books lift us out of the everyday world and give us relief from life's pressures.


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Posted by Rob!
a resident of Monte Vista High School
on Sep 13, 2010 at 5:43 pm

YOU GO GIRL!!!!


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