I really only want people to buy/read/review my work if they *actually* enjoy it. Not 'because friends are obligated to do so.'
Please do not read my books because you think you HAVE TO or I won't like you anymore. You do not have to. It's fine.
LB: So much this! As always @Rowyn knows just how to put it.
Like I would like my books to be read and enjoyed. It doesn't have to be by my friends. It is not in any way a prerequisite for being my friend.
And anyway friends often like different things. I'm not going to blame someone for deciding my books aren't their thing! :)
@firstname.lastname@example.org I've been in the unfortunate position of not enjoying reading a friend's writing and the only good part is that they didn't ask what I thought. Awkward~
@vicorva I know right? Books are a matter of personal taste and I don't expect my friends to have exactly my tastes. That would be extremely weird. o_o
I don't even expect my friends to like reading books, for that matter!
Yes, exactly this.
If a meatspace friend buys one of my books, reads said book, and we are still friends afterwards? That's winning, right there.
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