Readers, like voicemail leavers and card writers, are now a dying breed, their numbers decreasing with every GIF list and online tabloid.
The worst part about this looming extinction is that readers are proven to be nicer and smarter than the average human, and maybe the only people worth falling in love with on this shallow hell on earth.
“Why Readers, Scientifically, Are the Best People to Fall in Love With”. - via Elite Daily
I am so over giving up my envy of sub-par online writers with millions of fans.
I don’t write online. I will never be popular with (or even read by), people who don’t read books.
When I was single, the cut was between ‘people who read books’, and ‘people who read books for people who don’t read books’ ie, Chuck P„ HST, et al.
Now, even literary fiction is online and getting humped by the DIY Fifty Shades crowd.
There’s never been a better time to back away from the screen and pick up a book.