The other day a friend of mine made a comment that irked me. We were talking about reading books and I mentioned how I read plenty of books, and he followed that by saying I only read “junk books.”
At first I thought he meant comic books, but after a minute I realized he meant my books were junk because they are fiction. Really? This year I have read a good amount of books, almost all of which were fiction. I guess George Carlin’s book would be sort of non-fiction?
Apparently, reading non-fiction makes my friend feel superior to me. Personally, I do not try to put myself above anyone for what they read. I feel that reading is something everyone should do, no matter what subject. Unfortunately, it seems non-fiction folks always like to set themselves atop a pedestal.
Naturally the argument went to what kind of fiction I read, and he felt his point was validated because I said fantasy as one of the genres. It did not matter that I read other genres, that was the one he wanted to focus on.
Anyways, not a whole lot of a point to this post, just wondering if other people ever get that kind stupidity from folks.