Thursday, March 11, 2010

Booking Through Thursday

It's been forever since I've participated in Booking Through Thursday and I thought now is as good of a time as any to get back into it. 

This weeks question:
How do you feel about illustrations in your books? Graphs? Photos? Sketches?

I think that it truly depends on what type of book you're reading.  If you're reading a non-fiction books like a biography or an auto-biography it helps to have illustrations.  If it's a text book then of course graphs are okay.  When it comes to adult fiction books I like to develop the characters in my mind as opposed to having an illustration telling me what they should look like.  Now if it's just an illustration at the beginning of the chapter that has nothing to do with what a character looks like then I fell like that's okay.  If you're talking about juvenile fiction then I really do like illustrations.  To me those go hand-in-hand and I would be disappointed if they weren't there.  I have a hard time deciding whether or not I like illustrations in and that is young adult fiction. I think my thoughts on young adult fiction tend to lean more towards how I feel about adult fiction books.

How about you?


rachelizabeth said...

I like books with illustrations that the author drew. Those always seem to add to the book, whether a full page drawing or a little something at the beginning or end of a chapter.

If there is a separate illustrator, then I usually don't like the book.

Children's books don't count in the above comment - in those, the pictures are as important as the words.

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Jessica said...

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Awesome. I would live there.
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