This week’s question: 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?
My answer: WOW..that was my first reaction to this week’s question. My next reaction….book police? are you kidding me? who and where are they? And then I read Miz B’s response thinking I missed something somewhere.
Then I sat back and had to really think about this question. I tend to forget that the internet is global and different regions have different beliefs in place. However, even with that being said, I believe that as a community of readers, we can agree to disagree on certain thoughts of a book but not attack a person for the type of genre they read. I have, people I consider friends, in this neighborhood that read the new rage out, would I degrade them because she enjoys it…absolutely not. I know of other friends who read classics and historicals for pleasure, I don’t condemn her, I admire her. Would I let someone influence me? No!! Absolutely Not!! My thought process with books is the same with TV, if you don’t like my choices or I don’t like your’s, you can visit a blog that has similar likes to your’s just like I can do the same.
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of The Printed Page and is now on tour.
According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”
I want to give a big thank you to Laura for inviting us all to her place for the month of February and hosting one of my favorite memes. This is especially exciting for me because this is my first time visiting and I am sure, I will be spending a lot of time here. Thank you, Laura.
Blogging is a funny thing…we tell our most intimate thoughts for all to read and yet most of the time I find myself sitting and wondering, “who is this person!?” I know them…but yet I don’t know them! I want to know who the person is behind all those words so I thought of a great way for all of us to “meet” each other!
1. Did you watch the Superbowl?
2. What is the last book that you read?
I gave it a 4/5. Hosting a giveaway right now!!
3. What is your favorite kind of cake?
Why? Is there any other kind? lol
4. Do you snore?
My hubby says I do, but really it is him who does, and he blames me.
5. Do you play an instrument?
Took piano lessons as a child but didn’t enjoy it. Kick myself now.
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