Summer Reading

Lately, I’ve shifted my reading preference to fiction. I still enjoy a biography or a book about history, but my interest in what is considered to be general non-fiction is at an all-time low.

I’m officially at my limit with self-help and memoirs about overcoming adversity. While I’m happy that an author has attained success, I’m not interested in reading about it. Ditto for trying to duplicate anyone else’s winning template. I’m on my own path.

Right now I’m enjoying carefully crafted short stories and novels. I find there to be more truth in fiction than what is purported to be true in non-fiction. I’m not talking about facts, I’m talking about universal truths of life.

The word “engagement” is bandied about by online publishers, app developers, and marketing firms. It really just means allowing yourself to be bombarded by ads.

Maybe the next time you walk by your bookshelf or wander into the city library you can reacquaint yourself with the original meaning of that word.

If you find yourself glued to a book that you can’t put down, you’ll know what I mean.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.