Monday, March 31, 2008

Dealbreaker

Here's an article from the New York Times about "dealbreaker" lit. I'm not too much of a book snob because I read some pretty low-brow stuff, but for me, the dealbreaker would be someone who thinks The DaVinci Code is well-written. Or someone who read and followed The Secret. Although that would be more of a life-outlook problem than a literary problem. I'd just be happy to find a man who reads regularly...I don't know any. Do any of you have dealbreakers?

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Blogger B. said...

I guess generally it is a gender thing (don't yell men, I know that's a very broad statement, but I've found it to be pretty much true).J. does not read as much as I do, but he reads magazines and the Bible regularly, so it's not like he doesn't read anything. I think for him it's because he has to write a ton at work and read other people's work, so he's probably a little tired of reading by the time he gets home and would rather get lost in ESPN.

4/01/2008 8:42 AM  
Blogger Hotwire said...

HEY! i read every day!!!

4/03/2008 7:50 PM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

Ok, so I know one man who reads regularly :).

4/04/2008 7:54 AM  
Blogger Gina Marie said...

I read this article too! Pretty funny -- and absolutely true!

4/05/2008 12:48 PM  
Blogger j said...

I'd respond but I couldn't bring myself to read all the way to the end of the post. I may not even post this since reading the word verification to even post this comment is stretching my literary appreciation limits. "kkwyphv"? What the hell is that? I mean, there's not one vowel except for that frickin' crossdressin' "y"--like we don't know that in addition to being both vowel and consonant it also moonlights as a chromosome...

I'm going to wait for the movie.

4/05/2008 11:50 PM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

Typical man...

:)

4/06/2008 9:29 AM  
Blogger Gina Marie said...

silence

my verification word: oaoaxi
now we know where all the vowels ran off to.

4/06/2008 10:40 AM  
Blogger Renaissance Jones said...

A person who doesn't read is just unattractive. To me, anyway. Dealbreaker? Someone who only reads religious texts or who thinks The Secret had new information in it.

4/07/2008 1:01 AM  

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