Has anyone experienced book snobbery?
As I and my wife are indie authors, I can say yes a lot. But thankfully far more love, kindness and respect has been shown than snobbery 🙂
I am showing my ignorance here, but what is an “indie author”?
@Linda Independently publish (as in self published)
Ok, thank you. Makes sense now lol
Yes, I have 3 preteens and teen. I like to read what they read. I have been questioned as to why I read YA books. Totally let the comment roll right off. I love YA.
I’m 21 and still read middle grade novels from time to time. I don’t care, I love it. It remindes me of when I was younger and helps me filter out what books I would and would not want to gift to a younger niece/nephew or future child
I’m 38 and love YA. It’s good. And there are a lot of us non YAs reading YA books. ? ? I just read Wonder. It’s written at a 5th grade level but I still loved it!
Um…39…and I still get excited in the easy reader picture book section. lol A story is a story is a story no matter what shelf it came off of.
I read what I like and couldn’t give a monkey what anyone thinks.
You don’t know how many times I’ve been told that i read useless books. because I love chick lit 🙁
@Mary I read a lot of psychological thrillers so need a good chick lit for a break x
I’m the same Melanie!
I see book snobbery all the time. But I don’t let it bother me personally, nor influence what I read, (genre, or the like) nor the fact that I read on a kindle vs a “real book”.
Oh yes. It’s a real shame.
Totally. One of the reasons it took me so long to read. I read a lot of YA. The stories are faster and they keep me entertained.
If you like YA I can wholeheartedly recommend The Glass dagger by Stephanie Hudson it’s picking up great reviews in its first week. And its also illustrated and over 400 pages in paperback form 🙂 https://www.amazon.com/Glass-Dagger-Afterlife-Chronicles/dp/1973152924/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
I will look into it! Thanks!
Also, my 8 year old is an advanced reader, would you say this is appropriate or should wait?
Hmmmm tbey maybe a tad young… But saying that maybe give it a read and see what you think 🙂
I think it’s important to be the kind of people we want to encounter. I often notice an attitude of “Oh I wish people would read more books!” often in the same sentence as seeing people being mocked for reading a YA novel, a comic, 50 shades, etc, or for not using “real books” if they are reading on a Kindle. It’s not directed at me personally, but more a general attitude. Do we want people to read, or not? We do? Great! Then let’s not chide them for “doing it wrong”….
If it’s any comfort let me assure you that no hobby or passion is free from a cluster of snobs to go with it. Be it food, knitting, guitar playing, music preferences (“I like ahem, ‘real music'”). Everything has people who do it better than you 😉 (tongue placed firmly in cheek)
Yes. I hear a lot how bad Coelho is as an author, I’ve read 3 of his books and they were ok to me, but if you say you like that author many will snob you big time!
Yeah! Sometimes I suffer from it! However the true is I read anything and sometimes twice!
Yes. I love cozy mysteries and many people call them “fluff”
it happens, in my case I am pretty unruffled about it mostly because I read for my own joy and enjoyment. I don’t feel I have to justify what I love…I don’t owe anyone an explanation for my choices in fact I am ridiculously proud of my odd and eclectic tastes.
I used to be a book snob. ? I grew up.
Likewise. I used to have an attitude about the way I do things as being “better”. I think it’s a growing up process to look outside our own perceived ideas and be cool with other people’s choices.
I see it a fair bit in groups. Especially if it’s erotica.
Not really but I’m guilty of being a book snob, working on trying to change
Again…to each his/ her own. I do not judge others.
Yes, but I don’t let it bother me.
I read everything
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