You Are What You Read [Discussion Post]
been reading a lot of new adult lately. I always end up reading all of it on my
kindle – because that way people can’t read the titles, and they can’t see the
cover, and so unless they follow my blog they won’t really know what I’m
reading… it’s not to say I’m ashamed. I’ll always read whatever I want and that’s
just that. But I’m more curious about what other people will think of my
know how much I love Twilight. I’ll always defend the books and even the
movies, despite them not being the best. Yet, sometimes when I am discussing
those books or films I get a lot of negativity, or a lot of disbelief, or
people even say, “Well, we can’t trust your judgment on books in general if those are the kind you like.” And when I
heard that, it got me thinking… what does what you enjoy reading say about you?
that they are a romantic person because of it. In most cases, I’ll have to
confess they are right. Or when someone says they enjoy fantasy, you assume it’s
because they have a vivid imagination. Horror infers to someone finding humor
in the horror, or being tough enough to take it. And enjoying classics? Many
people see that as having elegance, taste or being generally smart enough to
understand those books.
adult romances? I’m not male myself, I don’t define myself as anything within
the LGBTQ+ community… so what does that really say about me? Am I just another
romantic, because it is still a
romance, and I just like some intensity? Or what of me enjoying a BDSM novel. I
sincerely doubt BDSM is my kind of thing, but I can still get some enjoyment
out of reading it. Hmm…
next part of my post: what do you think me enjoying m/m romances and BDSM say
about me or my reading preferences?
and my tastes. But when I come to think of it, even the statements I made about
the general genres and what it could allude to when it comes to someone else’s
personalities, is mostly based on assumption. Generally, from my understanding,
when it comes to assumptions people can be very very wrong. So even though what
you read may say something about you and your personality, there are so many
elements to a genre, that it is impossible to generalize and determine what it
is for someone without them telling you.
someone likes a genre or a particular book? Just ask them! No assumptions are
different reason than some would assume. There’s no nonsense, no petty drama
(because there’s no females involved), and no exaggerated tropes like I’ve been
seeing in YA lately. I feel like I’m mostly enjoying the genre because it
contradicts YA so much. I know I liked the one BDSM book (can’t say I like the
genre when I’ve only read the one) because I liked the two characters a lot – I
doubt the BDSM element meant that much to me, actually. I was also pretty
curious, so there’s that.
didn’t assume things, despite that being hard to do.
about people without realising you’re doing it?