5 Reader Stereotypes I Break
Have you ever met someone and the moment that they, where they are a reader or not, find out YOU are not only a reader but a book blogger as well, they instantly make snap assumptions about you?
Have You Read…?
I find that mostly people ask me if I’ve read either the latest blockbuster or some obscure book they love. The answer of which is almost always no, because I read YA books almost exclusively. I also find that people like to share books with me and assume I’ll read anything, which I won’t. I’m actually quite picky about what I read.
I don’t like the smell of books
“All book nerds love the smell of books. It’s what makes them nerdy.”
I just don’t. I don’t like the musty smell of paper, or that distinct scent he old glue binding has. One of Hermione’s favourite scents might be fresh parchment, but it’s certainly not mine.
I don’t drink tea
“Cup of tea and a book?”
I don’t like tea. It’s just hot leaf juice. I don’t like milky tea. I don’t like coffee. I can only just now say that I have recently taken a liking to Bubble Tea, but I don’t know if that counts. I WANT to like tea – I even went into a fancy tea shop and bought the most delicious-sounding tea I could find. But it still only boiled down to hot leaf juice. So unappetizing.
I have no preference over ebooks or physical books
“Of course, if you’re a REAL reader, you’ll prefer physical copies!”
I like ebooks and physical books equally. I love the ease of use of an ebook reader and the fact that I can pack hundreds of books on to it, so I can read whatever I want whenever I want. I love that I can share my account over several devices and read on my phone, my tablet, my computer etc.
That being said, I do use physical books as trophies. If I like an ebook enough, I’ll probably buy a physical copy and use it for display as my intellectual wallpaper.
In a relationship one of you is ‘the reader’ and one of you isn’t.
“Your husband must think all this reading is weird!”
I don’t know if anyone else has ever faced this discrimination – I know that a lot of bloggers start posting because their significant other doesn’t read and they need to share all their feels. Well, my husband is a BIG reader… just not of YA books. Sometimes I’ll recommend something he’ll really enjoy, but he prefers horror and comics and big clunking fantasies with a massive cast of mostly men that I never quite saw the appeal in.