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Posted by on October 30, 2017

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEKS RANDOM QUESTION: Have you ever met someone who really REALLY likes to talk about all the classic books they have read? If so what did you think?

I have no real idea why this one is on my mind today but it is book related so here it is. I myself have met people from all walks and indeed some have loved to list off the classical books they have read like a badge of honor. In general I do think most of them were just making conversation and not meaning anything by listing classical books. I know in one case these really were the books they enjoyed.

That being said. I have also come across a few who I think were just trying to be pretentious about it. I hate saying that and I hate saying the term book snob too, but sometimes that is what it is. These times I have known it was about reading higher minded things were usually after I had mentioned a bodice ripper or YA book that I enjoyed. It came across as very well ha you’re reading THAT? Here is what I have read. So what if I like a nice fun bodice ripper sometimes? I know what they are it is not like I think they are Dickens. I have read my share of classical books too, some I like some bore me just like modern ones. I am all about read what you like personally.

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3 Responses to “Musing Monday 10/30/17”

  1. Lee says:

    I’ve noticed this more in people who aren’t “readers” per se. That is, people who don’t love to read for pleasure. Either people give me the whole “I don’t read” bullshit, or they list the same old classics everyone learns about in middle school english, but that they may or may not have actually read. In my experience, people who love and appreciate books are less judgemental about what everyone reads and less likely to be pretentious about it…

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