Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A Week of Missed Thursdays (4)

Have you ever felt pressured to read something because "everyone else" was reading it? Have you ever given in and read the book(s) in question or do you resist? (from September 4)

I'm sure I felt pressured to read books that everyone was reading at some point (middle school, high school, maybe), but now I mostly just get curious about all the hype. I do sometimes read the books: some of them I like, some of them I don't like. I don't always get around to reading them quickly, for example I only just read Eragon this year. I also don't tend to buy books just because everyone else is reading them. I'll wait and borrow a copy from a friend or get the book on a book trading. I may pick up a used copy for cheap. Honestly, though, there are so many books that I want to read that I generally won't read a hyped-up book if it doesn't sound like something I'd like (unless, of course, I get a copy pressed on me).

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