Originally Posted by Tarana
I re-read the original poster's message. Why would you ignore recommendations from others? Some of the BEST books I have ever read were recommended by other people, some outside of my usual genres as well. I would NEVER have read a western if someone didn't insist that I read this Zane Grey novel he had just finished.
I ignore recommendations from others. I have my own tastes, and am not really interested in what others like or dislike. I never lack for books to read, and am never concerned that some book that someone would have recommended to me if I had only listened might be the one book that changed my life.
I never discuss books with other people; my reading is something that, while not exactly "private', is something that is entirely and solely mine.
But, then again, I'm kind of odd.