Stop Telling me What to Read

Just stop.

How many times have I said on here that I DO NOT TAKE BOOK SUGGESTIONS? I wish I had a count. Because I’ve said it more than enough. But it seems that every week someone will read a post or page of mine and then comment that I should read this book or that one.

I mean, do you realize what you’re even doing when you do that? You’re making yourself out to be some kind of authority on which books should be read and which ones shouldn’t. Not to mention the fact that you know absolutely nothing about me. In what world are you living in?

There are a few people on here who I’ve asked specifically to recommend books to me, for various reasons. But when I say a few people, I’m talking about a handful. Maybe. Not every person who happens upon my blog. It’s ridiculous and annoying. And when I respond that I don’t take recommendations the other person wants to act like I’m saying something outrageous and pretend to be upset.

Just leave me to decide what I should read next. Thanks.

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20 thoughts on “Stop Telling me What to Read

  1. How about “Anger Management for Bloggers”?? JUST KIDDING!!! I completely get your rant — good for you for fending off the well-meaning and — perhaps — self-promoting folks out there.

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  2. Bravo!!! Encore!!!
    I believe we’ve had this discussion many times, so I don’t need to voice my opinion. Except to say that you’re spot on.

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  3. hrm, “You’re making yourself out to be some kind of authority on which books should be read and which ones shouldn’t.” Love this. Makes me think…how long til they are burning books because they shouldn’t be read? lol

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  4. I was so tempted to write a book suggestion here, just to mess with you, John! Luckily (for you) I enjoyed the blog post and decided against being malicious… This time. haha

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  5. Have you tried the Bible? I hear it is full of adventure!

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