Recently, I have realized that I am a book pusher. I’ve just finished reading some amazing books (i.e. Born of Persuasion, Mark of Distinction, The Butterfly and the Violin), and I talk about them at any possible moment that I can. So, here are 7 signs that you might be a book pusher too.
1. When someone tells you the book is on their TBR list, that isn’t good enough for you.
Why aren’t you reading it now? It’s SO good! What are you waiting for?
2. When someone brushes off your recommendation, you keep talking about it anyway. No is not an option.
I’m sorry, but did you hear me? It’s AMAZING. I don’t care if you don’t like to read!
3. When someone tells you they prefer [fill in the blank] genre, that isn’t a good excuse.
That genre is all great and everything, but you will love this book. I guarantee it.
4. When someone tells you they’ve never read a book by the author, that is unacceptable and must be remedied at once.
Oh, you’ve never heard of this author. Then you obviously have no idea what you’re missing. Let me introduce you. You’re welcome. I’ll even buy you a copy. (Remember: never lend your books.)
5. When someone seems interested in the book you recommended, you follow up 2-3 weeks later to see if they purchased/read said book.
Yes, you have read my wonderful recommendation? Victory! Oh, you haven’t? Why not?
6. When you’re at the bookstore with a friend, you pick up your favorites and hand them to your friend. You say, “You should read these. They’re really good.”
Obviously if they came to the bookstore with you, they want your help picking out the good ones.
7. When you find out you have a few books in common with someone, you instantly recommend one of your latest favorites without being asked.
I’m assuming we’re best friends now and you are going to love what I love. Duh.