Thursday, 23 October 2014

Book by a friend

This week's Booking Through Thursday is:

If someone you know has just published a book—do you feel obliged to buy a copy? Even if it’s not the kind of book you’d normally read?

For me, I think it depends a) how close a friend they are, and b) how little I'm inclined to read said book.

If it's at least vaguely close to my kind of thing I'd give it a go, although if I really really wasn't interested I'd probably flick through it in a bookshop and pretend if confronted. However, if they were a really good friend I'd buy a copy no matter how far from my interest it was, get them to sign in and keep it because, well, my friend wrote a book! And look, it's autographed!

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