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?
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.