April 13, 2012 10:39am CST
I've been wondering some things about books, authors and readers. And I thought, why not to share this topic with my friends from mylot, so here I am. Self-help books. Have you ever read a self-help book? I've done, well, I've tried to do it, but I have never finished a self-help book, just because I find them boring, really boring. They are no a way to help someone that have emotional problems or to motivate someone to do something. At least, that's how I see it. Also, should people reading self-help books be considered as readers? I don't think so. For me, a reader is someone who reads for having fun or for obtaining information and knowledge. For example, someone who reads novels, history, tales, poetry are serious readers for me. But the ones reading self-help books or christian books (I mean the ones that are very similar to the self-help ones) aren't serious readers for me. What do you think about this? Are you a serious reader or a self-help book reader?
• Puerto Rico
17 Apr 12
Hello :). If you have to read a book, its no longer "self" help isn't it? :p. But seriously, self help books are a joke, they are boring, usually lack perspective and tend to speak in ambiguities, in the same way psychics and con artists do. I mostly read fiction movies, since they are entertaining for me, and I agree with you in that they are the last thing that would make anyone a reader.
19 Apr 12
Totally agree. I don't like people telling you what to do. Their old-fashioned morale serves only to bore those who have read much better things. Also, I consider better reading novels or poetry. What I find interesting about your response is that you read movies. I don't know if you meant you read fiction books. In case you have not mistaken, can you tell me how to read a movie?