Let’s talk about anything bookish!
I have been sitting on this topic for a few months now. And every time I think about it, it just drives me up the wall! What am I talking about? I am talking about SNOOTY people who think THEIR book choices are BETTER than YOURS and they talk down to you.
Pretty much every romance (and even YA) reader get this ALL THE FREAKING TIME and it really pisses me off thinking about it.
I mean, this has happened to me more times than I can count!
In fact, I USED to hide the books that I read because I’d get weird looks ALL THE FREAKING TIME. Granted, I used to read bodice rippers and the titles were: Devil’s Prize, Prisoner of My Desire and so on. Still! I don’t look down at people who read books that I don’t read! Yes, I have talked to people who have read Fifty Shades and have talked about it, even though I HATE that book!
It’s all about respect, people!
I understand that we don’t have the same tastes, but please, DO NOT think that just because you read intellectual (whatever THAT means) books, the books that I read are DIRT!
These people look at me in THAT face romance readers are all too familiar with.
I used to be ASHAMED of the books I read. But in the last 10 years, I just don’t give a f*ck what anyone thinks. Yes, I read romance. Historical Romance. And I don’t CARE that it is NOT historically accurate. I don’t CARE that you think it is formulaic (because really, aren’t all books following a formula/outline of some sort?). I don’t care if it ends in a HAPPY ENDING because I LOVE IT.
What I don’t understand is that why some people are SNOOTY when it comes to reading.
I know we can’t control the haters. It’s just frustrating because I get excited when I meet other readers regardless of what genre they read. I WANT to talk about books. I CAN have a conversation with someone who doesn’t read the same books I do. I actually have had fun conversations with people who don’t read the same books I do, so it boggles my mind when there are just those that are snooty.
Enough with the snicker, already!
It might look that I am “okay” about it, but that doesn’t mean you can snicker behind my back and claim to be friends after all that, right? #notcool
So tell me, has this happened to you before? Share your horror stories below!