Musing Mondays is hosted over at Should Be Reading. Todays musing asks:
Is there a book you absolutely love, but for some reason, people never think it sounds interesting, or maybe they read it and don’t like it at all?
This, surprisingly enough, does not happen all to often with me. I read from a very, very wide variety of genres – fiction and non-fiction included. Most of my friends who I talk books with are always up to hear what I’ve been reading about, and that goes both ways. That’s all fine and dandy, its when I start talking about the uber geeky and zombies that jaws start dropping with me. See, I’m an exciteable person, especially when it comes to books (or movies, or even tv shows) and at times I forget that a lot of people just don’t care about zombies like I do.
When I was reading Night of the Living Trekkies I was VERY exciteable. I ranted and raved about this book I found for two days until I got it. Then read it. Then ranted and raved about how awesome it was when I finished it. I looked like a six year old who was able to down a handful of pixie sticks (you know, those pure sugar things?) when I talked about the book. A couple of my more zombie/geek loving friends were understanding and interested. Other people were like, “Dude, chillax. It’s a book.” I was all, “Yes! But it’s a ZOMBIE book! And it was GOOD!”
Oh! I just thought of another book that falls into this category. I told a friend about The Abstinence Teacher and Joe College by Tom Perrotta. I really love both of these books, I love telling people to read them. However, when my friend read them, while she liked The Abstinence Teacher she wasn’t too fond of Joe College.
Something to think about is that I know what my friends are interested in so if I know or think they won’t like a certain book I’m not going to recommend it, even if I loved it. I’ll probably tell them about it, like I said exciteable about this sort of stuff, but nothing beyond that. Maybe this accounts for the fact that I don’t see many people not liking books I love.
Has this ever happened to you?