I know I was out with some old friends and we were at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Norwood, Ohio. I was looking for some bargain books and one that I purchased was “Seven Year Switch” by Claire Cook.
It’s been on my bookshelf for more than a little bit, but I’ve finally gotten around to reading it. I’m about 150 pages in and it’s pretty decent. Not exactly my cup of tea, but I’ll finish it, of course.
When it comes to reading books, I always try to read to completion. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve put down a book without reading it from beginning to end. I figure if the writer took the time to write it and if I took the time to purchase it, then everything should come full circle.
Recently, I ran into a friend and we started talking about my novella, “Vevay, Indiana.” She said she enjoyed the book just fine, until it got to the end. She thought the end was a little disturbing. I asked her if she read the entire book—if she read it from beginning to end. She said yes.
As a writer, that’s all I can ask of a reader. I bet you Claire Cook would tell you the same thing.
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