All my adult life, I've been a voracious reader. Most of us who are construct our own system of rules, so to speak, around our reading. Are you a finish-it-at-all-costs reader, or a give-it-50-pages-then-I'm-out reader? Do you squeeze reading in where you can on the train, doctor's office, waiting in line or do you need dedicated time and space? Is YA just for young adults? Books, or e-readers, or both? What do you read for?
For me, the answer to this last question is: story. Story reigns supreme. If it doesn't ring true, isn't airtight within the rules of its own universe, I can't continue, no matter how compelling the characters, how funny or wrenching or historically relevant the various cogs may be. There are exceptions to this rule a few writers I love, and gorge on, simply for their writing; they could spend eleven pages describing a teacup and I'd be on ...
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No Man's Land
by Simon Tolkien
Inspired by the experiences of his grandfather, J. R. R. Tolkien, during World War I.
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