Seeing someone reading a book you love is seeing a book recommending a person.Seeing someone reading a book you love is seeing a book recommending a person. Srijith #questionnaire
Interesting way of looking at it…hmmmm ?
I strike up conversations with complete strangers because of this.
I love that!
Absolutely. I do judge a person by the cover of their book.
What a lovely thought, thank you!
And is the reverse true also? If you see a stranger reading something you didn’t like, do you ever judge that reader? In my case, I don’t dislike or mistrust that person, but I do wonder, “Hmm, I’m curious what s/he finds interesting in that book that would propel them to keep reading it.”
Yes! (BUT) my husband is deeply into science fiction and manga. When I first walked into his apartment and saw his bookshelf I said hmm….but I’m glad I didn’t stop there–I’ve even read a few of his books and watched a few film adaptations of them…
I totally get that, @Trisha. Once that stranger reading a book we didn’t like becomes more than a stranger, my judgement of that person is open to experiential data. ?
Also, two people read a book in entirely different ways–what I didn’t like about a book could be eclipsed by something another person loves–that only they can appreciate–or that I can appreciate too once I take the time to listen.
And how eye-opening and meaningful that conversation can be.
People don’t necessarily like all the books they read, though.
I never thought about it that way but it’s true. Thank you for that insight.
I usually can’t help but say something.