Let me set the scene: You’re a reader in a public space (park bench, public transportation, library) and you whip out the most recent best seller in your favorite genre. More than likely you’re so engrossed in you book that you don’t notice the derisive looks being cast in your direction. You don’t even know it but you’ve been a victim of book snobbery!
Things like this really get my blood going. It is incredibly aggravating to me that people get all riled up about stuff like this. Irrationality gets to me faster than anything else. I can’t see why complete strangers should care what it is I’m reading or why. I’ve chilled quite a bit in my old age but I too have been guilty of book snobbery before.
Granted when I read the books I realized how wrongity wrong I was. BUT it’s taught me a valuable lesson and it’s partly why I became a blogger: never judge a book. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, title, author, publisher, genre or intended audience. That’s not to say there won’t be books that you won’t be books that you won’t like because one of the qualifiers above but don’t count a book out without a solid reason.
I’ve admitted that I’ve committed the sin of book snobbery. I bet you’re curious what books I counted out for no other reason than snobbery! Well here’s a few that I can remember:
Have you ever been a book snob? Have you ever been a victim or book snobbery? Share your story!