I really love reading books, but I find that I’m less likely to read a hit book like Hunger Games or Harry Potter or etc, not because I have anything against them, but just because I enjoy the activity of going to my local library and browsing the shelves, seeing what titles or covers jump out at me, reading the inside flaps, and just taking a chance on something I’ve heard nothing about. It feels like much more of an adventure that way, as opposed to “Everyone’s talking about this book, so I should read it.” It’s not a hard fast rule or anything, if something piques my interest I’ll read it whether it’s popular or not, but I just really like the book hunt. I’m a library rat. Ever since I was in elementary school I used to love bringing stacks of random books home from the library. Also, when I’m reading a book that’s a little obscure, I kinda like the feeling that I’m giving a lesser known author a well-deserved chance for all the hard work that went into not only writing a book but getting it out into the world.
I enjoy discovering books on my own basically, it’s half the fun of reading for me. It’s like my version of fishing I guess.