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?
No, not at all! I don’t judge people based on their personal hobbies or what their purchasing habits allow because that is absolutely none of my business.
With books, you never know what the story is. Perhaps they have a eReader. Perhaps the books are in a bedroom or another private room. Perhaps they rely on their local library. Perhaps they just had to sell a bunch because money is tight…
I personally have some books in the main living area, but I also have many upstairs in the bedroom simply because of space. And I have a number of books on my Kindle. Overall, my collection is still quite small because I’ve had to downsize a number of times when I moved around or desperately needed money while in college.
I would really hate to think that someone walking into our place would “judge” me based on what books they see/don’t see. If those people were vocal about it, they certainly wouldn’t be invited back.
Of course, when I walk into a new apartment and DO see a bookshelf, I am immediately drawn to it. 🙂
I just think judging people based on silly things like this is so unnecessary.
Thanks for reading!