Even though it’s not Valentine’s Day I thought I’d dedicate a post to all those people out there who want some depth in their reading. So why not start with the essence of humanity…the heart.
When we talk of books it’s usually about bestsellers and genres. Or book clubs and book blogs, but don’t you think we should stop, and connect the dots between books and the human heart?
Seriously. The main purpose of reading is to be entertained, but also to form a connection with the characters in the story and the obstacles they face. We seek an emotional return when we invest in a book, or books. Why do you think romance is the biggest selling genre. It’s not a coincidence.
Without the positive high of love, there really isn’t much to live for, so people try and seek it in any way possible. Some drugs or alcohol, others sex, but for book lovers like you and me it’s books that give us that all-important connection with our inner-selves, that gateway to literary bliss. It doesn’t matter if you read romance or Urban fantasy, the connection between the stories we read and our hearts will always be there.
What do you think? I’d love to hear from you and get some feedback on this topic. Whether you agree with me or not.
T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs 4-5 times a week about writing, self-publishing, and sales & marketing. Please subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. He will dance on his hands if you do.