I found an interesting post the other day, that really got me thinking about people and their books. How judgemental are you when it comes to other people's reading material? Do you try and push 'better' books on them, because you don't want to see them toting around the new John Grisham? As an English Lit major, I was definitely a book snob in college. However, once I hit grad school, I allowed myself the occasional chick lit book - they were only 25p at the local charity shop, how could I resist? Plus, I needed something light to read, because all of that Foucault and Butler was bogging me down. As a result of expanding my reading preferences, I found that I wasn't as book snobbish as I had once been. I figured that since I didn't like getting grief over my reading choices (Marian Keyes, Sophie Kinsella), why should I return the favor. And seriously, it wasn't like I was reading Mills and Boon, right? Not that there is anything wrong with those types of books. However, I don't read those or Grisham or Sparks or any of that rot - it just isn't my cup of tea. Hmmm. I suppose there is still an inkling of book snobbish in me. Well sod it! I just don't like being judged for what I read and I try not to judge others by what they read - why is that difficult? What do you all think? Are you book snobs? Does it matter to you what your friends are reading, or if they don't read?
Here's the post by Jane Doe from Dead White Guys - Enjoy! It'll give you a think about your own book snobbery or lack of.