Here’s the thing: Out of all the Asian American Christians I know, hardly ANY of them read fiction. Most read nonfiction, if they read anything.
But out of the non-Asian Christians I know, many of them read fiction.
Granted, I think my non-Asian Christian pool is skewed because most of those non-Asian Christians are writers. 😛
I know that the above probably sounds a little racist but I promise I’m not being racist. It brings up an interesting question. How many of your Christian friends read fiction? Nonfiction? Hardly anything at all?
Here is an embarrassment I am now confessing. My husband, Captain Caffeine, has read exactly ONE BOOK in the entire 15 years I’ve known him. This includes fiction and nonfiction books–he has read exactly ONE BOOK.
I should be flattered because that one book was my debut novel, Sushi for One. But the only reason he read it is because he found out (while I was doing revisions from my editor) that I’d written “bat a hundred” rather than “bat a thousand.” So he took it upon himself to read my entire book not because he was interested or curious in my debut novel, but to make sure my sports analogies were correct.
Anyway, the point is that even though he is married to a novelist, my husband has read only one book in 15 years.
So how about your friends? Do you know many fiction readers? Are my friends all just strange to not recognize the genius of fiction?
Camy Tang writes romance with a kick of wasabi. Out now is the first book in her new series, Protection for Hire, which is a cross between Stephanie Plum and The Joy Luck Club. She is a staff worker for her church youth group, and leads one of the worship teams for Sunday service. On her blog, she ponders frivolous things like knitting, running, dogs, and Asiana. Visit her website to sign up for her quarterly newsletter.