Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Are Authors the New Rock Stars?

I don't know how middle and high schoolers are now, but books weren't the high topic at the lunch table back then for me, and I don't remember hearing much discussion from my peers. My crowd enjoyed music, like a ton! I'll admit it, when I read, it was for class; it wasn't for fun.
Sadly enough, I didn't really start loving words until I read the Harry Potter series and then came the Twilight Saga. That's when my book collection started and I haven't stopped devouring words since.
Was literature discussed as much before Harry Potter? I assume so; however, it seems like reading is the talk of the town now, and in all age ranges, to boot.
Many movies these days are brought to a theater near you because of books. Goodreads floods the internet with countless reviews to tempt our reading fancy. E-books are available at the click of the mouse.  
Has reading taken over the world on a higher scale than it was ten or fifteen years ago? If so, great! If not, no worries!
Are authors the new rock stars? I'd agree with that statement. 
Writing Jewels


  1. That would be a good thing if it has!
    Cool, always wanted to be a rock star...

  2. There's no doubt a couple of well received series can really help make readers out of people who previously weren't. Did that make sense? Sorry, I have a head cold. Anyway, yes, Some authors are like rock stars. With any luck we all will be, too, someday.

  3. Writers as Rock Stars? Hmmmm. Well, J. K. Rowling made a million on the Harry Potter series — which is good for an author, but a bit low for a rock star.

    And while a lot of people know about Harry, I don't know how that relates to Bruce Springsteen's following.

    Still, a good question to consider!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

  4. I sure hope so! And I think authors are. Definitely!