If you're a reader, you probably have some things you do that are normal for you, but odd to everyone else. Not quite sure what I am talking about? No worries. We're going to break it down by confessing to the "weird" things we do when reading.
So, if you read books, you've no doubt heard countless times the age old idiom of 'don't judge a book by its cover'. While I will say that I do not judge the contents of a book by the cover, the cover is definitely what influences me to buy a book first.
Let's talk required reading. I have a lot of thoughts on required reading and could go on forever about the pros and cons of required reading, but right now I want to talk specifically about how it can influence one’s experience and opinion of a book.