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?When I first started my blog, coming up with the description for my profile was the most difficult part. I enlisted the help of my husband and together (although he deserves most of the credit) we came up with the following:
Or, um, is it just me?
At the age of five, Literary Feline was diagnosed as a fabulavore. Due to the low story content of movies and television, she has required a steady supply of books to provide her sustenance. She currently resides in California with her loving husband, two affectionate cats and a very enthusiastic dog. Literary Feline has broadened her nutritional sources by reviewing books for Front Street Reviews and Curled Up With a Good Book. Please note: Literary Feline is not a bibliovore. She's not eatingA fabulavore is a completely made up word, but it has a nice ring to it, don't you think? It is derived from the latin "fabula" which means story and "vorare" which is to devour. A fabulavore, therefore, is someone who devours stories: or, in my case, a book lover. But not just books. My love for the story extends to music, art, television and movies as well. Stories can be found in just about any medium. Even in conversation. I love to tell a good story.
the books for goodness' sake.
For me, a story is more than just a plot line. It is the sum of its parts. The characters, the setting and the plot are what make a story a story. Each characteristic is important in its own way and without one of these elements, the story will not be much of a story at all. I do appreciate good writing and that can certainly make a difference in whether a story is effectively told or not. It is a combination of all of these things that make me want to know--and care--what happens next.