And she's right. It doesn't.
I've often said that I read for character, but that isn't entirely true either. The truth is far more complex. I have been mulling this over since the discussion occurred. The labels are there to help us out, to find a short hand that can quickly and easily explain to others what we enjoy reading and why. The labels help us to connect with others who have similar tastes and find what we like to read. They help us find other people books they would like to read.
So when I need to use short hand I say: I read for character. Or: I love fantasy books.
|My Favorite Book: The perfect combo of character/plot/setting and emotion/adrenaline. Plus it's a fantasy with political intrigue. All the reasons I love it.|
So here it goes:
Even that doesn't cover it all.
What about you? What sort of reader are you? (Feel free to comment in short hand or long version.)