Blog Hop: Other People’s Books…

book-blogger-hop-finalToday’s Book Blogger Hop question is: When you enter an unfamiliar house or apartment for the first time, do you feel disappointed if you don’t see any bookshelves, or books on the coffee table?

I don’t know that I feel disappointed by a lack of books…but I’m happy when I do see books!  I tend to gravitate towards someone else’s bookshelves to see what they have, and if I’m impressed by their collection (which really means they like the same books I do!) I’ll let them know that.  It’s always interesting to see what books someone else owns, because frequently I’ll find out we’ve read the same author, even though that’s never previously come up in conversation.

Do you look around for books when you enter a new living space?  Do you get impressions of people based on their books?

3 thoughts on “Blog Hop: Other People’s Books…

  1. No it’s not disappointment… I feel something’s missing, though. I suspect it means they aren’t likely to be friends, since we don’t have something important in common.

  2. mervih

    I agree with you. I’m also not disappointed if I don’t see books in another person’s house. After all, the majority of my own books and comics are in my bedroom. But it’s fun to browse other people’s books and comics (and DVDs). Of course, these days people read ebooks, too.

  3. dianem57

    I’m not disappointed either if someone isn’t displaying books when I come to their house. Maybe they use a Kindle a lot! :). But it is fun to check out whatever books are displayed in a new home I’m visiting.

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