Writing About Reading About Writing About Reading

And you get to read about it!

Here is the first paragraph of my Introduction to Literature textbook:

“Many people read literature for pleasure. Many others read literary works mainly to satisfy academic requirements. Duty and pleasure, however, are not mutually exclusive. And so, even though you may be reading the literature in this book to fulfill course assignments, you may find yourself enjoying at least some of the work you read here. One of the purposes of this chapter is to introduce you to some of the pleasures literature offers.”

Oh the irony.

They might as well just say 'This book is going to suck all the fun out of literature. You may never read a book again.'

The best part about reading this textbook, though, is that while I am reading about what is fun about reading, I am having fun making fun of it.


Peace, Aimee

DiYanni, Robert. Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. 2nd ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2008.