If you’re anything like me, one of your favorite reasons to read is for the story. Not for the character development and interaction. Not because of the descriptive, emotive powers of the writer. Not because of deep, literary meaning hidden beneath layers of metaphor. (Even though those are all good things.) No … it’s because you want to know what happens next?
Or, um, is it just me?
Yes that is why I read. I am not one who thinks in metaphors or deep layers. Sometimes when talking with someone about it I will realize something about the book that is deep or thought provoking but not when I am reading. My husband, who sometimes write on this blog, gets into the deep layers and metaphors of the book.