One of the things people really like doing here on WordPress is recommending and/or asking for book recommendations. And then you have people like me (no, I’m not the only one) who do neither of these two things. No asking for reading recommendations and no taking them. But I think my group is lacking in the numbers department.
See, I don’t understand how come everyone who likes reading can’t just read whatever they want. Why does anyone care what somebody thinks of their reading habits? You think I do? Think I care at all what any other person thinks of what I’m currently reading? I don’t. Think I care at all what any other person thinks of the particular genres I enjoy reading? I don’t. Think I care at all what any other person is reading? I don’t. And I don’t understand why everyone else seems to believe otherwise.
For instance, I have my opinions on particular books and have vowed to never read a few titles. Why would what I’m doing have any influence on what you’re doing? Or why should my vocal opinion have any influence on what you’re doing? Neither of them should. Who cares what I think or say? My opinion matters just as much as a stranger’s. Cause that what most people are on WordPress…strangers.
So stop asking other people what you should read next. And stop telling other people what they should read. Every person should read whatever he/she wants to, regardless of what others think.
On this day in 2014 I published Officially Entered Into the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.