Random Reaction from Michelle

An Important Note: These reactions are shared by real people–and as a talk show would put it: The views and opinions of these people do not necessarily state or reflect my own.

How would you define book discrimination?

For me, book discrimination is judging the book by its cover/author/publisher/genre/hype without really knowing what’s inside.

How do you feel about it?

I feel guilty, honestly. But I’ve also been proven wrong so many times and now I always keep in mind to not judge the book yet; read the blurb and ask your friends on their thoughts/if they’d recommend it.

What do you think is the cause of book discrimination?

Deception. We human beings are prone to deception. Like the most common example, the book covers. If a book has a gorgeous cover, we automatically like it. If not, we won’t even pick it up. But there are books with not-so beautiful covers who’s hiding a gem inside, and books with beautiful covers but the story inside is opposite the outside. There are also books that matches the outside of what’s inside.

What would you do against it?

If books could only be like The Voice, wherein you’d see what’s inside first before you’d press your button and claim that you like the book–before seeing the outside package, then it will be better and have a fair chance to everyone.

Fill in the blanks. More people should read ________ by ________ because ________.

More people should read books regardless of the cover, author, or publisher because you’ll never know that the book you just discriminated is your next favorite book.

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