You are a reader.
Regardless of how many books you’ve read this year. Regardless of what genre and age category those books fall into. Regardless of how long those books are or even how long it took you to finish them.
I realize the Goodreads Choice Awards winners were announced yesterday. I can’t say I’m surprised at the books that won or even the ones that were nominated. And I don’t think it will surprise you when I say I haven’t read well, ninety-nine percent of them. That number probably isn’t accurate. I’m not a mathematician. I’m a reader, a writer, a lover of words, not numbers.
You aren’t any less of a reader because you didn’t read the nominees or winners. Also please know you aren’t strange or stupid for not liking a book that won.
You aren’t any less of a reader for any reason. But you aren’t a reader if you don’t read. In which case, our friendship doesn’t exist.