We all read books, be them eBooks or printed. As the Indie Author community continues to grow, the reviews for what Readers read are even more necessary. So what sort of reader are you? What do you look for? What annoys you? What makes a story awesome?
I love to read for the story. There are only a few things which annoy me in books. With Indie Authors it is the flow. If a book is stilted I find them very hard to read, the worst case scenario is I won’t finish it and I won’t leave a review unless I can find something positive to say.
In Traditional Published books I dislike finding American English in a book set in Historical England. It annoys the hell out of me. I have also noted now, since reading some great Indie Author books that I loath descriptions which go on for pages, along with the style of writing. His side, her side there side…Give it a break, let your writing flow and be an Indie Author.
Anyway, what I have noted with Reviews. Those who are authors tend to be picky with grammar. My grammar is still improving. However, I write in a mixture of different grammar – UK, NZ and US. Most of my English is UK English and how I speak (the characters) seem to be a bit mixed up word wise. Maybe my characters and muses watch too much TV and pick up odd words…LOL.
Are you a reader who likes to escape to another world or time? Tell me about your journey of escape.
Are you a reader who looks for errors? Tell me what is the most irritating thing you’ve come across.
One of the last books I dived into was by Audrina Lane. A fab British Author who took me back to my teen years with her story. It was so good, I am now part way through book two. The times, romance, the British English and sayings, the music and what sort of things we used to do, so much forgotten. Audrina’s books are a joy to read. Probably the first British book I have read in years. Thank you x