So, a funny thing happened the other day. The book mobile came and parked across the street from my house. That isn't the funny thing. I went in and found a neighbor of mine returning her books. I picked one of her books up that looked interesting. It had a cute cover and a catchy title. She saw me holding it and said she hadn't liked it, and hadn't been able to get into it.
Undaunted, because I like a challenge, I decided to check the book out and see for myself. I've always been a bit of a rebel. I prefer to choose for myself. I don't let my kids do this, mainly because I'm a bit of a hypocrite, but hey, not all of us are perfect.
Here's the funny thing. I LOVE this story. I haven't been able to lay it down. I love the snarky main character, I lover the story line. I love how it's building, and even that it's a bit predictable, but that's okay. It's a great summer read, on a hot, lazy afternoon.
The moral of the story is this. Just because someone tells you a book, a movie, or anything else sucks, doesn't mean it's true. You may love a story they hate. That's why I NEVER listen to reviewers. I choose for myself. Otherwise, I may pass something by that I would have thoroughly enjoyed, just because of someone else's opinion.
Don't be afraid to think for yourself. Don't follow like a sheep, just because everyone else is. Follow because you know for yourself. That goes for anything. Politics, religion, and most importantly, love.