Hey guys! Today, I’m coming at you with a new discussion! Today, I’m talking about whether we should we regret ever having read a book. I personally have never regretted reading anything, but I know that isn’t the same with all readers! Let me know in the comments which books you regretted after reading them!
HELPS YOU DISCOVER WHICH BOOKS YOU DO AND DON’T LIKE
Reading books helps us discover our tastes in life. We can learn whether we have an inquisitive mind and enjoy mysteries and thrillers, or if we love a good gooey romance combined with a really cool space war. Books like Twilight and Alex Rider are books that really helped me to infer my reading tastes. I discovered the YA age group through Twilight and with Alex Rider I discovered that I actually love books (and movies) involving spies.
Twilight also introduced me to staying up all night to read a book. it was y first all-nighter and I honestly wouldn’t trade it for anything.
NO READ = NO DISCUSS
Okay, so if you know me at all then you know that I hate Carry On with a passion and originally I wasn’t even going to read it. But, how would I have known that I detest this book if I never picked it up? If you never read the book, in my mind you don’t get much of an opinion about it unless you have actually sampled some of the media you’re talking about. Because doesn’t that just make more sense?
So, reading the book enables you to discuss the book. It doesn’t matter how you felt about the book, because now you get to dive into the book as much as you want to, and you can get something out of the book, other than just plain reading it.
WELL, NOW YOU KNOW
Think of the books you’ve most disliked in the last couple of years, do you wish you hadn’t read them? I see this talked about a lot in tags and other bookish discussions, and I see people talking about books they really wish they hadn’t read and I’ve always enjoyed this discussion. I think it’s really interesting because I can dislike a book or even hate it, but I’ve never regretted reading one. Sure, upon reflection Twilight isn’t great and I didn’t exactly think the Fifty Shades trilogy was the best literature available but, hey now I can join in on the discussions and have a properly informed opinion!
Why regret reading a book when you now have that experience, that you’ve hopefully learned from? Reading books is an experience, it teaches you what you enjoy and it shows you how you are your preferences can change over time.
DO YOU EVER REGRET READING A BOOK?
DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD REGRET READING BOOKS?