Tolkien 'Bout a Revolution
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In my experience, people who don't read a lot tend to make a lot of assumptions about people who do. Same with movies.
I've worn glasses since seventh grade and worked in bookstores since college and yeah, I read a lot but I'm not interested in everything. Nobody is. Just because something is popular doesn't make it appealing. "You like books, what did you think of Fifty Shades of Grey?" Couldn't tell you. Hunger Games? I dunno. Harry Potter references are lost on me.
Do I consider myself a student of popular culture? You bet. Is it important to me that I know what's going on, that I know what people are chattering about? Absolutely.
But no, I don't read everything and I don't watch everything and the truth is, I don't even try.