Is It Okay to Not Like a Recommended Book?

maddieblogbuttonHello everyone! I hope you all enjoy this post because it is going to be a long conversation. Sit back, relax, and grab a cup of tea because you have stumbled across this post and you are going to read it!*

*I can not force you to do something you do not want to do. if you do not want to read this post, then you can go and get back to eating your cotton candy.

You know when somebody recommends you a book and you’re like, “Sure. I’ll read it.” Are you saying that because you want to read it or are you saying that to your friend because if you say that you don’t want to read it your friend will unleash his or her’s reign of terror. You really do not want to see his or her’s bad side, so you read the book. Then, he or she asks you how was it and you don’t know how to respond.

Don’t you worry child, Maddie is here to save the day by telling you that it is okay to not like a book that somebody recommends to you. I will also tell you the pro’s and con’s about it because I am just that kind.

pros about reading a recommended book

  • When your friend recommends a book to you, you read it and you love it! Now, you have a new series to read and love and to cherish and to hold. Wait, this isn’t a wedding. Well, a wedding for you and the book, but you don’t want to get married to a book. Well, you could if you wanted to.

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  • You read the book because you don’t want to land into a bookhole. It is kind of like a showhole on that Amazon Prime commercial, but with books. You read the book and it turns out that you LOVE IT SO MUCH!
  • If your friend reads a very popular book and he or she decides to recommend it to you, you are going to read it because it is a very popular book and everybody is talking about it. You want to jump into the conversation, so you can talk about the book with them.
  • If your friend recommends the book to you and you just happen to love it, you have to read it 24/7 nonstop.* Talk about a dedicated reader.
*This point kind of goes back to a con, so be ready everyone. keep your eyes peeled, but don’t actually peel your eyes.
  • Finally, when you get done reading the book, you just want to take the author for being such a genius and you want to e-mail him or her or find her address and thank him or her in person, but you don’t want to do that because he or she may think that you are a creepy fangirl or fanboy. In conclusion, the book was not a waste of your time.

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Cons about reading a recommended book

  • When your friend recommends a book to you, you have to buy it from your local bookstore or you have to check it out at your favorite library. When you start reading it, you think you are going to enjoy it. Here’s the plot twist, when you get done, you don’t like it. You just want to go over to your friend and sarcastically thank him or her for lending you the book that wasted the time of your life.
  • When you read a book your friend recommends to you, you have to read it all day and all night long 24/7. When you finish the book and you didn’t like it, it was a waste of your time. Plus, you could have used all of that time to get your beauty sleep.
  • When you read a book your friend recommended to you a long long long time ago, you read it. You read it three years later, but it isn’t popular anymore. That means people are not talking about the best seller book anymore because they are talking about another best seller book that you wanted to read, but you read the unpopular book instead.

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  • When your friend recommends you a book and you want to read it, you look at the library and it isn’t there. You check with your friend to see if she has it, but she doesn’t have the book because she checked it out at the library. You go to your nearest bookstore and you buy the fifteen dollar book. You read it and you don’t like it one bit. Then, you realize that you wasted your fifteen bucks just because your friend recommended a book that you didn’t like.

Those are the pros and cons of reading a book your friend recommends to you. Will you listen to your friend or will you ignore your friend as she tells you about the “amazing book” that she had recently read.

What do you think about the pros and cons? Are there any pros and cons you could add to the list? What books has your friend recommended, but you didn’t like?

 

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