So, I’m not THAT brave. I never ask the “Did you like my book?” question when someone mentions having read my book.
Do I hope they enjoyed it?
Do I hope they became emotional involved in the lives of the Burbidges?
I can say without reservation that without the reader having the book published would have been pointless.
See how important you all are?
I did have one author ask me this question once and I’ve thought about it quite a little bit especially now that Bitter, Sweet is in the bookstores. I still marvel at what a brave question it was to ask.
Luckily, I did enjoy the book but I’ve wondered what my reaction would have been had I not liked it. Would I have been brave enough to say if I hadn’t? It’s a tough question any way you look at it.
A lot of people who know me have bought the book and of course they’re going to form opinions one way or the other. It’s only natural. And although I may be as curious as all get out as to what their opinion is they’ll NEVER hear me utter those five little words.
So I’m curious about the rest of you. Just how brave are you?
To the writers out there—- Do you think you’d ever ask someone if they enjoyed your book? And to the readers— If you disliked a book and the author asked you if you enjoyed it would you be brave enough to say you didn’t, would you lie and say you loved it or would you dodge the question by saying something like, “I found it quite interesting?”