Friday, October 30, 2009
Questions for Readers
Readers all have individual expectations when reading a vampire romance. In a short amount of time the reader must be able to invest in the characters. The suspension of belief varies depending on the story. Here are some general questions about anthologies for readers:
1. Does the short story format work for you, or do you prefer the full length novel?
2. Do you read a lot of anthologies? What draws you to that format?
3. Many of these authors were new to me- I had only read 6 of the 25 featured authors- and after reading MBVR2 I added many to my TBR pile. Part of why the anthology format appeals to me is because I am always hoping to discover new writers. Do you have a similar expectation when you pick up an anthology? What new authors did you find in MBVR2?
4. Did you finish the book or did you skim around for stories that appealed to you? I finished the book but it was harder that it seemed. It actually took longer than a novel because I kept having to switch mental gears and shift to a new group of characters. Earlier in the month we discussed how we read anthologies. I actually changed how I read for this book and did not read from front to back. I found myself skipping around to find the story that suited my mood. Do you find it a challenge to jump from story to story? Did anyone else change how they read this book?