Do you get visual when your reading?

@Nardz13 (5056)
New Zealand
June 10, 2007 8:01am CST
When Im reading a book, I feel as though I can see the whole story unfolding before me, clearly along with images, does anyone else feel like this when they read a good story? Do share your views, Thanks in advance to all...
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7 responses
• United States
10 Jun 07
I love it when books contain imagery allowing for the reader to visualize what's occuring in the plot. When I come across writing that doesn't allow for this, it's difficult for me to embrace the story or what the writer is attempting to convey.
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@Nardz13 (5056)
• New Zealand
11 Jun 07
Hey,I suppose images would help those readers who find it hard to visualise the story with words alone... Thanks for your comment...
@Dan_ul (858)
• Romania
10 Jun 07
Nope... but my mind wanders all over the place... And I'm thinking what would I do in the same situation... and actually I try to identify myself with the personage:)
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@Nardz13 (5056)
• New Zealand
11 Jun 07
Hi, each to there own, thanks for the comment...
@myfanwy65 (1030)
• United States
11 Jun 07
I always visualize the characters and settings in the books I read. I can't imagine doing otherwise. The story wouldn't be real to me if I didn't. It helps if there is good cover art. It helps me to see what the author had in mind for the characters pictured. I have never shared my ideas of what they looked like, though. I figured most people already had a picture of the story in their mind, as well. It can be odd when I see movies made from the books I have read, especially if I have read them many times. The actors chosen are rarely similar to what the characters look like in my mind.
@Nardz13 (5056)
• New Zealand
11 Jun 07
Exactly, it can be odd when movies are made from books you've read many times over, and the actors chosen are no where near to the character you had in mind lol... Hey thanks for your comment... Awsome
@myfanwy65 (1030)
• United States
11 Jun 07
You are very welcome. The most recent movie I can think of that was a bit different from what I had visualized was Eragon. They did an ok job, I think. But, with what they cut out and what they added, it just wasn't something I liked. Another example is Timeline. I've read that book many, many times. And not once was there a character named Francois who got killed. Not once.
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14 Jun 07
Definately. I think about what the characters and locations look like and often day dream about the stories i'm reading. I wouldn't be able to read a book without doing it visually.
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@Nardz13 (5056)
• New Zealand
17 Jun 07
Hi, I know this, I often day dream about what Im reading too, I automatically visualize the whole story, from sight to sound. Thank for the comment... Cheers
@rangics (1334)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
Yes I do. ;) It triggers my own imagination honestly. Sometimes you get so involved with the story that you sometimes feel the warmth or coldness of the setting you're reading about. ;)
@Nardz13 (5056)
• New Zealand
17 Jun 07
Hi, I know the exact feeling to read and automatically see, smell, feel and hear what these characters are surrounded by or sounding like.And yet some people still need pictures... Thanks for your response
• United States
10 Jun 07
To me, this is a sign of a well-written book. If the story is written good enough, it automatically unfolds in your mind. Sometimes the charaters faces get a little shaded in my mind, but other than that, the picture is usually quite clear. I find that if I can't get into the story itself, I tend to skip alot of the descriptives. I usually just end up skimming through the book after so long. But if the pace catches me near the beginning, I like to savor the story, sometime re-reading paragraphs until the picture is solid in my mind.
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@Nardz13 (5056)
• New Zealand
11 Jun 07
Exactly Im with you on this one, I naturally would of thought the visual for the reader automatically unfolds in ones mind, it just goes to show all readers are different and recieve the visual and the story in different ways... Thanks for your response, awsome...
@rangics (1334)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
Yes i do. ;) It triggers my own imagination honestly. Sometimes you get so involved with the story that you somehow feel the warmth or coldness of the setting you're reading about. ;)
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