Sep 5, 2008

Meme: Pressure

I have shortened the question from Booking Through Thursday:

Have you ever felt pressured to read something because ‘everyone else’ was reading it? Have you ever given in and read the book(s) in question or do you resist?

Rarely do I succumb to this kind of pressure. I don't like reading books under feelings of obligation. It tarnishes the experience for me. I read what I like, when I want to. Even when I do read books which have gotten my attention because of their wild popularity, I usually wait until some of the hoopla has died down. I try to pick ones that I'm actually interested in personally, not just because I'm curious about why everyone else loved it (after all, they usually tell me that on their blogs!)

5 comments:

mari said...

I usually read them much later, too, but usually because I am just out of the loop. :)

Laura said...

I wish I was more like you! I tend to get caught up in the hype of new or widely read books, and sometimes I find myself disappointed.

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

If it's a genre I already enjoy reading, then yep, I totally give in. But I read a lot of books that I know others aren't reading as well, so it's balanced. I've been enjoying all of your gardening books lately.

Jeane said...

Thanks, Natasha! I've only got two of that gardening stack left.

Amy G said...

Perfect question! I will tag you when I post about this today :)