Sunday, 8 January 2012
Love Writing, Hate Reading
If there is one lie that I have mastered to perfection over the past few years, it is that I love reading. I don't. I hate reading.
And this is where everyone reading will fall of their chairs and go "But you're a writer!"
Yes and I still hate reading.
I love books but the actual process of reading is boring and slow. I have enjoyed reading some books such as The Graveyard Book and the first three HP books and the first Twilight book (hate the series but I still read the book if I'm having a bath or something. Something about the dullness makes me sleepy).
I don't have the patience. In fact, I'm so impatient I struggle to wait in queues longer than 1 minute. If I'm reading and the pace slows down, I skip to the next page.
But I also have an overactive imagination. When I'm reading someone else's book, I get bored and feel restricted and often have to stop to let myself run wild for a while. I feel much more comfortable with my writing as I tend to be in my own world.
But sometimes, I come across a book which I fall in love with. It's imaginative. It's funny. And most of all, it's a great story.
Unfortunately, it's hard to come across books with great stories.
So, is there anyone else who doesn't like reading all that much? What do you love more: reading or writing?
I love writing far more. I really only read as much as I can to help me learn to write better.
I will be honest and say that I love books! I especially love smelling them!