I recently read a book.
A book I neglected house and sleep to read.
A book about zombies. The characters included a nerd, cheerleaders...one with big boobs, a jock with all the brains of...a nut, and a foreigner. Written in omniscient, I didn't care who died and who lived, but I needed to know who eventually would meet that fate. It was a burning desire...yeah, cliche as it all sounds, to know.
The plot came out of Resident Evil mixed with more Resident Evil. A virus made to save a child that ultimately doomed the rest of us.
So why couldn't I stop reading?
My writer brain rolled my eyes at the inevitability of where the story was going, while the reader in me kept chugging along. It wasn't a bad read, not for me.
So, my partners in crime, my question is...do you separate the writer from the reader when reading? Or does breaking too many writing rules (only writers know about) deter you from an enjoyable read?