Comments: 11
Jessica (HDB) 1 year ago
*standing ovation* Although not as eloquently as you just did, I say this ALL THE TIME. Read whatever you want. Love whatever you want. Leave everyone else alone. Unless you find a fellow fan, then please by all means squee and rave to your heart's content.
Jessica (HDB) 1 year ago
Oh, also E. Did you read Mississippi Blood yet? IT IS SO GOOD. If you still want my ARC, let me know.
I still have to read NATCHEZ BURNING and THE BONE TREE first. I'm marathoning them this summer. :)
Debbie's Spurts 1 year ago
Well to quote a better wordsmith than I, Robert A. Heinlein said ""It's up to the artist to use language that can be understood, not hide it in some private code. Most of these jokers don't even want to use language you and I know or can learn . . . they would rather sneer at us and be smug, because we 'fail' to see what they are driving at."

The other thing I hate to see authors complain to readers about are variations of "How dare you read my book if you don't normally read/like that type of book" -- I feel,like screaming back "how dare you publish it to the general public instead of keeping it for private sale and distribution to desired readers?". Honestly, sometimes we want a change from what we read, read a bit of everything, get curious, get recommended or loaded it us from a friend, randomly find at library or used bookstore, have so little reading material we read whatever we get our hands on, etc.

Of course, the author who listed his business book on goodreads giveaway -- then had a public meltdown and refused to send it to the winner because felt winner was too old and he only wanted it read by young potential entrepreneurs in their twenties not likely to judge it based on decades of their own business acumen -- is n a class all by himself. Nevermind ignorant of the reality that many people don't have the means to start up a business until have been in paid jobs for a while.

Already gearing up for some author springtime meltdowns from authors from what I'm seeing. So far, mostly noticing an upswing in the retaliatory one-star ratings from the review circles where some new to the group thought they meant it when they asked for an honest review only to find that anything less than 4 or sometimes 5 stars means group retaliates ...
Obsidian Blue 1 year ago
I agree with read whatever you want. I tend to just ignore people who look down their noses at what other people choose to read. That does not mean though you can't have good convo about why a certain book (Twilight) didn't do a thing for you.
Jessica (HDB) 1 year ago
Amen! LOL.
I've said it before and will again: we all need brain candy. I read intellectually stimulating books and I read Transformers chapter books. I don't think it's fair to base a reader's intellect based on one book. (And I'm not saying that you are but rather that another argument of 'you're dumb if you read this' exists. And that argument is that basing smart/dumb based on one thing one person does is fairly flawed in itself. Oneis not the smartest or dumbest book one has read, but rather is a person with varied tastes/needs. See, I read mart books for one thing, Transformers chapters book fill another emotional hole for me, and gonna be honest: TF comics are my porn.). To reduce my entire being to one thing I like is not only simplistic, but flawed as you ignore other aspects of me.
Bark's Book Reviews 1 year ago
I don't care what people are reading as long as they're reading and not yapping my ear off! I wish everyone were avid book nerds. The world would be a much quieter and peaceful place.
Agreed. I spend my days trying to get kids to read. So, if someone is reading, that makes me happy. :) Whatever they're reading...
Well said. I read everything from fluff to near text books but still can't get past the feeling that I should hide some of my books in paper bags. I agree with you and everyone who commented, if you see someone reading give them a thumbs up no matter what the title ... THEY'RE READING!!!