Recently I visited my local Library on the Thursday and I borrowed out the three books that I had placed on hold (I couldn’t fit them all in my book bag). I started reading one of them and I realised that it was not really an novel, it was more a book with explanations of materials in the actually series of books. I’ve started reading it but I realised that I was just reading it more for a casual type reading.
It made me wonder are there other books that people read, just casually? Do you read books “casually” too. What I mean by “casually” is that it’s not a book you dislike or even find boring, but you are probably going to read it once and that’s it. Instead of reading it all at once, you find that you are reading it in bits and pieces over time. You don’t really find a reason to read it all at once. Maybe a book of poetry or short stories that you read every now and then.
Do you have books that you read just casually?
No, I don’t want to stat building boats, or start sailing…I get all of the motion sicknesses…That would be a VERY bad idea!
“Shipping” meaning by Wikipedia:
initially derived from the word relationship, is the desire by fans for two or more people, either real-life people or fictional characters (in film or literature) to be in a relationship, romantic or otherwise. It is considered a general term for fans’ emotional involvement with the ongoing development of a relationship in a work of fiction. Shipping often takes the form of creative works, including fanfiction and fan art, most often published on the internet.
Shipping in the nerd type world, to break it down, is when you have two favourite people who you see as a couple. These can included people from the book, or sometimes you can even cross couple from different fandom and from completely different genres.
Some couple even get their own names, when you combine the two characters names together.
Except for brother and sister…or brother and brother, sister and sister, or parental with child…That’s just gross…Except in a purely familial way.
So, for example, some of my favourite “shipping” characters are:
- Thorin Oakenshield and Morgana from “Merlin”.
- Tessa Gray and Will from the Infernal Devices.
- Mary and Gideon from Reign (I still like Francis, but Gideon seems a little more “grown up”)
Lets Share: Do you “ship” any couples? Even ones we may have not thought of before.