Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday Musings - Different Book Formats

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Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about a story format.

How do you feel about books written in a differing format – whether this be journals or letters (epistolary), verse novels, or any other form? Is this something you enjoy? Or do you prefer straight forward chapter prose.

My answer...

I rarely read books in other formats. Not for any reason then just everything I want to read is pretty much in the standard format. I did read one book last year, Holly's Inbox by Holly Denham which was written in e-mail format. I loved it and the book went so fast. I have no problem reading books in other formats. If the story is good, that's all I care about.

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  1. Yup - it's not the format so much as the story it tells. As long as the format doesn't get in the way of the story it tells.

    I love the look of your blog, Yvonne!

  2. Mostly standard format for me. Here's Mine.

  3. I think you must be more accepting than me, because I can sometimes not pick a book at all if I think the format is too weird!

    Reading Amidst the Chaos

  4. A couple of the books I read last year were in different formats I did not know about until I opened the cover and I ended up really enjoying them.

  5. I have been wanting to read Holly's Inbox since it came out.

    I will read just about any format but I get quite picky when they go outside my comfort zone.

    Books Like Breathing

  6. the key is, I think, the skill of the writer. a great writer can tell a great story in many formats. But I tend toward the straight prose. I am not very daring.


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