Sunday, September 9, 2018
Do we judge people by what they read? 👩🏼⚖️
Let's be fair. We all judge. Whether it be other people's life choices, taste in music or clothing, we all kind of judge from time to time. It's actually none of our business but it doesn't stop us from occasionally turning up our noses when noting other people's decisions.
Books, as it turns out, are no different. This was something I discovered while in my 20s. A date dropped by my apartment to pick me up and immediately mocked me for reading fiction 🤭(I wonder what he would think he if he knew I now wrote it 😆) He immediately turned up his elitist nose at me and attempted to shame my decision to enjoy a VC Andrews book because it was merely 'fluff', especially compared to his non-fiction library. Needless to say, he's not on my Christmas card list.
The point is that there are some people who judge others by what they read and I'm sure, also by what they write. I've had people giggle at the fact that I wrote a couple vampire books but sit up a bit straighter when I describe my recent series of blood-thirsty gangsters. It's interesting to see just what is taken a bit more seriously.
When I put the question out (with this original YouTube video 👇🏼) whether people judged what others read, I got a very candid yes in reply. What do you think?
Author of Fire, A Spark before the Fire and The Rock Star of Vampires, Her Name is Mariah, Different Shades of the Same Color, We're All Animals, Always be a Wolf, The Devil is Smooth Like Honey, A Devil Named Hernandez and And The Devil Will Laugh. All are available at Amazon, Chapters, iTunes or most online retailers. Check it out at www.mimaonfire.com.