[bksvol-discuss] Re: question re descriptions of photos in books

  • From: "Jana Jackson" <jana@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 19:00:45 -0500

Hi, Cindy!  Personally, I LOVE descriptions of photos!  I've noticed that when 
they are in the middle of a story, it reads better to move the photo pages to 
the end.  However, there are times when the photo is a part of the story, such 
as with children's books.  In those cases, I've always appreciated the 
descriptions, because they made the stories come alive for me.

I'm sure that many others have weighed in on this one ... Haven't checked my 
email since this morning! <Smile>  But I hope this helps you, anyway!  As 
always, thanks for what you do!!


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Cindy 
  To: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ; bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 4:03 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] question re descriptions of photos in books

        It's way late in my proofreading career to be asking this question 
(Have you heard the expression "Too soon old, too late smart?"
         I'd like to know from member-readers how much, if at all, descriptions 
of photos  in books, especially of people and the surrounding  setting  add to 
or detract from your pleasure in reading the book. Are they desirable or 
unnecessary? Do you like having the description, or is the mere word photo 


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