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?
Of course it could mostly be for the story. But, I think without all those other things, sometimes the story just wouldn't matter to me at all. Then again, the back cover description is the main book-hooker for me most times; seeing as how it outlines what will happen in the story. So I guess what that would mean for me, I need a good mixture of all points listed above. It's all those things that are blended perfectly together that sweep me away in a book. For me, if there aren't any good characters to care about and wonder about while I'm doing something else besides reading or drifting off to sleep, then I won't really give two hoots about the actual story. So no I guess, not really just for the story, while I am reading as quickly as I can without ruining my reading experience, wanting to get to the next page to find out what happens, I need those heart-stirring characters and that sometimes poetic writing to want to take me there.