“Of course you’ve read X, right?”
As much as I’d love to, I haven’t read every single book that’s ever been published. It really annoys me when people assume that because I read a lot I’ve definitely read whatever book they’re reading.
“You read what!?”
Yes. I do read picture books, and children’s books and graphic novels. I hate it when other people judge what I’m reading – plus, you’re missing on some great reads. So I don’t get too upset because it’s your loss.
“You have to read X”
No I don’t. It bothers me when people force recommendations on me – just because I like to read, doesn’t mean I like to read everything. I appreciate suggestions, but please don’t shove a book on me.
“I watched the movie”
I’m sorry but watching the movie is NOT the same as reading the book. At all.
“How do you read so much?”
Because I enjoy it, and I make time for the things I enjoy. I don’t even read as much as I could because there are other things I enjoy and I like to spend as much time on everything as possible.
“What should I read?”
I don’t mind handing out suggestions, in fact, it makes my day if someone says they liked a book I recommended, but I can’t read minds. If you don’t tell me what kinds of books you’ve liked in the past or what you’re looking for, I can’t help you.
What things do people say about reading that annoy you?