Booking Through Thursday: Influences
February 7, 2013 § 3 Comments
It’s Thursday which means… it’s BTT time!
Do other people influence what you choose to read? When a family member recommends something, or a friend says they hated a book you were planning to read … does it affect your reading choices?
In some ways I’m definitely influenced in what I read. There are tons of books that I’ve heard people rave about and just had to go read. Especially with friends of mine. We get together chat a bit, talk about what we’ve read recently, and almost always end up exchanging books.
At the same time, I’m less influenced to not read a book. If a friend reads something, but doesn’t like it I won’t automatically say no. I’m more likely to read a little bit about the book and decide if I want to give it a go.
Of course, neither of those things are absolutes because I can admit that I’ve long since lost count of the number of people I’ve heard talking about loving The Hunger Games series and I still haven’t drummed up the interest to pick them up.
How about you guys? Is your reading influenced at all?