I asked the other day about summing up your message in one word as a writer.
So that got me thinking about why we pick up a book to read. What do we look for? What do we want in the end? What message do we want to come away with?
Is it the same with each book?
What makes us feel like we spent our time well?
Can we put it in one word?
Escape? Knowledge? Information? Hope? Refreshment? Encouragement?
I choose inspiration.
In fiction and nonfiction.
I want to feel inspired to reach higher and deeper.
Inspired to grow.
Inspired to learn more.
- About something.
- About people.
- About a person.
- About a place.
- About a time in history.
- About God.
Inspired to read another book.
Inspired to go from words to the Word.
Inspired to write words of my own.