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I Judge People Based Upon What They Read.

I'm a snob like that.  (This is more of a joke than anything else since I don't have a degree in anything remotely related to literature. Also, I'll read almost anything.  Almost.)

"Reading" is usually the only activity I can write down when I have to list my hobbies.  I love when the conversation turns to books because that's the only time when I feel like I'm on solid ground discussing things.  (Not really when I'm with people who are well-read, though.)

Authors I love include: Chuck Palahniuk, Christopher Moore, Kurt Vonnegut, Richard Russo, George Orwell, Edith Wharton, Leo Tolstoy, Faulkner, Hemingway and tons of others. I appreciate the amount of research put in by Michael Crichton, Anne Rice and Philippa Gregory.  I find Ayn Rand to be overrated on a couple of levels.

I've read some philosophy and some poetry so I have generic favorites along those lines.  Most of my taste is a bit low-brow, though.

lestermgee lestermgee 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2009

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Love to see someone who really reads. I thought the only books read nowadays were Potter, and Patterson and other best sellers (which I have read and loved them all dearly). I read most of Tolstoy's, Dastayovski's, Kafka, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Zolla etc. when I was at high school when my friends where just starting to read Gone with the wind!!<br />
So I know how it feels to be well read (at least among your circle of friends).<br />
Love your choice of book, you are not a snob