365 Day Blog Post Challenge 2019
216. What assumptions would a stranger make about your based on the books you read or have read?
If a stranger were to make assumptions about me just by knowing what books I read or have read they would probably assume I am both an incurable romantic that requires a lot of self-help. 🙂
Although I don’t have as much time to read as I would like, when I do read, it is 90% of the time going to be some type of romance novel. When it’s not romance, I’m going to head towards some type of self-help type book.
As far as the romance, those are the books I like to read when I just want to escape. Reading is similar to music for me in that it takes me into a different space where I can pretend and imagine things that draw me away from many of the stresses of real life. For the most part, you can pretty much figure out the ending of any romance novel after the first chapter, but I still enjoy them. And if you are going to read, you might as well read something that is going to transport you away from the craziness of life. I pretty much enjoy all romance books from all eras, but I tend to stick to more modern day romance.
When it comes to self-help, I like to read these just for the knowledge and the hope that it might help me with whatever personal issue I am focusing on at that moment. I’ve read books about learning to be a better conversationalist, having better self esteem, mindfulness meditation books and powers of positive thinking books just to name a few.
I think another assumption a stranger would probably have about me due to the books I read (and this assumption would be true) is that I am “old school”. I do have my tablet that I read from on occasion, but nothing beats the feel and the smell of a new book. I will take a paper copy of a book over an electronic one every time.