Being an English major I have and will be reading a lot of different kinds of writing. This is fine because for the most part I really enjoy reading. Today while doing my homework I did have to read some very dry intro material but it got me thinking and maybe these questions will get you thinking as well.
1. Why do I read? Mostly for the pure enjoyment of being transported to somewhere else, or made to feel like I'm living the characters lives. It is that opportunity to go within myself (literally the house could burn down and I wouldn't notice when I'm reading a good book, that's what my husband says) and disappear.
2. What do I read? Mostly fiction, I know that reading nonfiction is important for knowledge about the who, what and when going on but when I read I want something out of the ordinary. That intangible something that makes me forget who I am. I want to cry, be scared, and feel love or hate. What I don't want is a timeline of events or a justification for someone else's life.
3. How do I read? According to my text book I read too fast. Reading is supposed to be a slow and steady process, not an all you can eat buffet, which closes in an hour. I don't know if I can read like that. I read fast because I can't wait for the next words. While I want to understand what I'm reading, I don't want to have to do a background check on the author and try to understand why they may have written the book.
Anyway those are some questions that came up while I was doing homework, just thought I would share!