I am learning a lot of new things and not all to do with writing. But has it ever put a cramp in my reading. I find myself picking up a book and instead of just enjoying the story, I am finding all the things that are wrong with it. The punctuation, the long windedness of some authors. The lack of good descriptions. The weakness of the characters. Does this mean I am becoming hardened or just becoming a better critic? Even Lucy Maude Montgomery is not perfect. Do others have this problem? If so how do you overcome it? Or do you?