Recent discussions here on LJ about my reading habits caused me to start thinking. As a result, I developed a “survey”. Identifying the top six people I have the most real-life contact and social interaction, I then came up with a list of six authors whose work(s) I’ve read most recently. Sharing this list with my associates, I asked each of them if they recognized any of the names. Only one person replied that they “thought” a couple of the names were familiar and they accurately guessed that they might be writers but weren’t 100% sure. The other five had no idea.
Am I surprised? No. Disappointed? Well, yes. Why? I need to work that out. (Some of these folks from time to time have shared with me the books they have read/are reading and I usually recognize author/title/genre.)
Instead of another night out shooting pool (and tequila) with the gang while I’m in Atlanta on a business trip, I think I’ll stay in and read a book.