Readers will come back to your book just for the fellowship of like mind, similar interests.
WARM COMFORT OF THE KNOWN
Deep down we are like little children who want to be read the same bedtime story that is comforting because it is familiar. fun. and the end is known ... unlike with most of daily life.SHARED LAUGHTER
Renewing old friendships and remembering good old times.
I re-read old SPENSER FOR HIRE and LONGMIRE mysteries ... not for the mystery but for the friendships and witty banter that makes each page crackle.
I've been emailed by several readers that they listen over and over to the campfire telling of ghost stories
by Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Howard Carter, and Abigail Adams in my audio Egyptian fantasy, THE STARS BLEED AT MIDNIGHT.
There are several reasons why readers would want to hang out with book characters:ReplyDelete
Engaging personalities: The characters in a good book are typically well-developed and have engaging personalities that make readers interested in getting to know them. They can be charming, funny, witty, or quirky in ways that make them memorable and endearing.
Shared experiences: Many readers enjoy hanging out with book characters because they can relate to the experiences and challenges they face. Whether it's dealing with heartbreak, navigating difficult relationships, or overcoming personal obstacles, readers can often see a bit of themselves in the characters they are reading about.
New perspectives: Hanging out with book characters can also provide readers with new perspectives and insights into the world around them. Through the eyes of the characters, readers can learn about different cultures, lifestyles, and ways of thinking that they may not have been exposed to before.
Exciting adventures: Book characters often find themselves in exciting and adventurous situations that readers can only dream of. By hanging out with these characters, readers can experience these adventures vicariously and get a taste of the thrill and excitement that comes with them.
Emotional connections: Finally, readers may want to hang out with book characters simply because they form emotional connections with them. As readers become invested in the characters' lives and journeys, they begin to care about what happens to them and want to see them succeed. This emotional investment can create a strong bond between readers and characters, making them feel like they are spending time with old friends.
Excellent comment! Every reason true and spot on. Thank you for caring enough to write such an indepth answer. :-)ReplyDelete