Book Snob..

Snobbery in society is quite prevalent

To discuss one kind of snobbery is my intent

Not to offend any feelings because I suspect I could be

A snob of the same kind, you see

I am talking about book lovers who can quite elitist be

About their taste in books, easy reads are not their cups of tea

They delve in highbrow literature, writing so complex

That one has to spend hours and brain power to process

What is written- if a book is straightforward to comprehend

It is not worth reading, they would never recommend

Racy thrillers and paperbacks that millions read

More sophisticated intellectual books they need

To display to the world their degree of erudition

They seek out large volumes and rare editions

And dominate any conversation (or steer it towards)

Books that they wax eloquent about in superlative words


As a bibliophile who seriously reads

At times when a boost my ego needs

Of being a book snob I have been guilty

Showing anyone who would care to see

How many “literary” books I have read

But before the arrogance can lodge in my head

I usually meet someone better read than me

And that stops in its tracks my snobbery

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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