I get that. I really do.
Authors deserve to be appreciated by their readers. There books are some of the best things on earth. And people should appreciate them whether it means reading the book in a day or a week or a month or even a year, right?
So what had sparked this rant was that the other day I was just browsing through Twitter. Looking at the random tweets there were two that stuck out to me.
One was from an author that I follow and the other was the one that the author had responded to. Neither of them were being intentionally mean, but both kind of irked me. The first one said something along the lines of I read your two books today in one sitting. And the response from the author was it took me years to write them and you finished in 24 hours.
So I learned long ago not to mention to authors how quickly you've read their book. (Way long ago when I was like 10 I read a book where they had an author interview in the back and it said the authors worst moment was when someone had said to her about her books was that they had read it in like two hours.) and I do think that person was insensitive about their tweet because author's do PUT SO MICH EFFORT INTO THEIR BOOKS! THEY DESERVE CREDIT!!!
But I was also annoyed that the author had responded back with a comment saying that it had taken her a few years and the reader had blown through them in a day.
So I guess my big problem here is that I am a person who can read a couple books in a day no matter what they are. (As long as they're fun... 1984 took me several weeks to read..) So I felt annoyed that an author called a reader out on that.
I really doubt that either were trying to be mean. The first was trying to pay a compliment and the latter was annoyed.
So what's your take on this?
Do you think author's have the right to be defensive about the amount of time a reader took to read their book?
Leave a comment! I'm curious as to what everyone thinks!!!