Weekly Geeks: O.C.R.
I have to say, I love it when Weekly Geeks coins a phrase. This week, it’s the O.C.R., or the Overly Critical Reader. Such readers over-analyse every aspect of a book, refuse to like characters unless they “prove” themselves, and repeatedly roll their eyes while reading.
Some of these symptoms, I’ll admit, sounded familiar. Turns out that I can be a bit of an O.C.R. — shocker, right? This might be a symptom of having to tear books to shreds for an entire college career, but I have to say, I cannot read a single piece of chick lit or inspirational fiction without the eye-rolling, the shouting, and the character dislike our Weekly Geek described.
How do I get over it? Well, I avoid all chick lit and inspirational fiction, mostly — apparently I am just not cut out for them, and I’d much rather read something I’ll actually enjoy.
What about your, readers? Are you O.C.R.s? How do you — or do you? — overcome those tendencies?
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