My girl reads a lot of fiction but not books.
She reads fan fiction. Fiction written by fans of an author using the author’s world, and the author’s characters.
Fan fiction is not a new thing and I suspect some interesting collaborations have come out of it… so the writing isn’t all bad. And if it inspires someone to write, well, isn’t that a good thing?
She spends a lot of her free time with her head in a laptop – would I care so much if it was in a book? After all much of my childhood was spent reading. I read everywhere – walking to and from school, in the car, in bed, I didn’t feel dressed unless I was holding a book… so what is the difference?
I guess to be fair she did read the original Harry Potters before going online. I guess what I really hate is her unwillingness to try new authors.
It makes it very boring when going to a bookshop or library.
Should I be concerned? Or should I just be grateful that she’s reading… anything at all?