Updated: Sep 19, 2019
I know what you're thinking, fellow readers? That this headline is redundant. I mean, what does it even imply? Especially since it's been suggested, at least in my world by my peeps, that avid readers are inherently responsible. Reading breeds responsibility, right?
Well, to those of you out there reading this, what say you of these questions? Is it responsible to put off cleaning the house when you're so close to finishing the next chapter? Or how about the times when your nose is in a book and your significant other is talking to you and you nod and agree with what they're saying only to discover (much later) you've now committed to bringing the Harrington's Weekend Potluck. Or how about when the minutes on the clock just keep passing and before you know it, it's two in the morning and you have a meeting at work the next day? Is that responsible?
If you're a straight up bibliophile, like me, then you know exactly what I'm talking about. A good book can literally suck you into a time vacuum and before you know it, hours have passed in a stretch of minutes. But you also know that that time spent in a great book is like nothing you've ever experiences before either.
As a writer, my goal is to write books that encourage irresponsible reading. For someone to be so enthralled with my words, with the world that I've created, that time itself just disappears would be the greatest achievement of my career.