Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Why I Read Them

Sometimes people ask, or wonder but are too polite to ask, why I read books for kids. In our local library I'm probably the only adult who checks some of those out every week without intending them to be read by children.

Okay, here are the reasons:

1. I write books for kids.

2. I can usually finish a middle grade and sometimes a YA novel in an hour or two and don't have to put it down in the middle of a story.

3. YA books are usually not offensive or depressing.

4. Okay, here's the real reason: I'm still really a kid on the inside and hope I never grow up.

Of course I sometimes read books for grown-ups, too, but those are mostly non-fiction and I read them for practical reasons.

5 comments:

Rena Jones said...

I hear you. I read WAY more kid's books than I do adult books.

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Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Rena. It's good to know I'm not the only one.

Penelope Anne Cole said...

Hi Jan, I'm with you all the way. I read children's books for enjoyment and to stay up with what children's authors are writing and kids are reading. I don't want to read offensive, violent, or graphic adult-type books. I can watch all that adult stuff on TV. Thanks for sharing.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Penny.