Monday, February 7, 2011
How do you react to the “book police”? (people who judge what you are reading, and try to make you feel guilty) Do you respond to their judgements? Or, do you keep quiet? Do you let what they say influence your reading, or do you do your own thing, regardless?
Oh the book police! Annoying, nosy people. What happened to 'if you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all'? Maybe I'm just channeling my inner Thumper but if I see you holding a book that I personally wouldn't read if you paid me (considering all the genres I read, that's very rare), I'm certainly not going to say that to you! The world wouldn't be so nearly an interesting place if everyone just read old classics.
That said, I have made some excuses for what I was reading before and to keep from being teased in high school I would usually carry Stephen King novels to read since everyone knew who he was (that and it was before I realized just how much was out there). Nowadays, I read what I want when I want and I could care less what others think about it.
Posted by Ladytink_534 at 12:19 PM