I was looking through books yesterday at the shops and saw all the Twilight books, which I know basically nothing about. What I do know is that I’m beginning to feel like I’m the *only* person who knows nothing about them.
Despite being almost broke and trying to save money, I almost bought the expensive book (Australian book prices are often completely nutty) just because I felt the need to be ‘up’ on what everyone else was reading.
Have you ever felt pressured to read something because ‘everyone else’ was reading it? Have you ever given in and read the book(s) in question or do you resist? If you are a reviewer, etc, do you feel it’s your duty to keep up on current trends?
I most certainly think about it. I so far have not been caught up in the “Harry Potter” phenomenon, but at times I have been tempted because ‘everyone else’ seems to be ‘in on it’ and I’m curious, but so far the curiosity has not caused me to even read a sentence as I have so many other books to read.