"'Overrated!' 'Brilliant!' 'Overrated!' 'Brilliant!'"
I've never broken up with a guy based on his literary tastes (or lack of same), but then, I don't let it get to relationship status in the first place if the guy doesn't read, or loves Patricia Cornwell (although thinking she's a guilty pleasure is permissible, I guess, but he would have to feel really guilty about it).
But my reading taste isn't the highest-brow, either, what with all the true crime…or the widest-ranging, what with all the baseball. And I don't judge anyone for reading Harry Potter, but while I wouldn't dump a guy who liked HP, I would dump a guy who evangelized about it.
Any lit deal-breakers for you guys? Ever spotted a spine on a likely lad's shelf and realized, "I can't be here"? Or do you let it go if everything else is working?
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