Alright, so maybe you know that I am in my first year of High School (in Canada, it starts 2 years before the US, I think).
I really love High School, although I don't get to read as much in class because the teachers don't want you reading in their classes (I know, THE HORROR). I love that you have more projects and more teachers. But, there's a downside.
Most students in my class hate (*gasps*) books. Especially English books (because I'm French, and so are they). I don't know what made them hate books, or what made them hate English (that's probably the boring English classes they got in elementary school).
I don't really mind if they hate books, I mean, it's their own choice. I don't mind. Until they start laughing at me on how much I love books. I mean, seriously? I actually have a real passion. They label 'readers' as NERDS (well... I guess I am a TINY bit of a nerd, but not that much... jsut about books :D) and antisocial (now... really? I'm the most social person you can have. I talk to anyone (except some people I hate)). And, when I think about it, at the beginning of the year, I had some friends... and when they discovered I liked books, I never talked to them again. At least I had other good friends (and they are now my BFFs)
I usually loved talking about books. I mean, a teacher once asked what we'd buy if we'd have 100 million dollars. And I answered : A big house with a huge library filled with great books. And, you know what some people did? They laughed at me. Really? I mean, their answers were really STUPID (imagine a stupid and high-pitched bitchy voice): I'd buy myself clothes (really? Don't you already have enough?) and and buy candies and do other stupid teenager stuff (okay, that's not what they said, but close enough :D)
And then, they laugh at me because I read books. I mean, they don't come and laugh at my face when I'm reading, but whenever I'm going to say something they think will be about books, they snicker and laugh (by the way, the 'they' are about 6-7 people).
I love reading books, talking about them whether it's on my blog or in real life. At least, my friends like it when I talk about books (well, maybe not like it, but they don't mind).
And so, I'm asking for YOUR advice : Should I stop saying anything about books at school altogether (which would be hard, since books are my life), or try and ignore them. By the way, telling someone is out of the way because, it'S not like bullying, and I don't feel like it would change. Also, I don't want the help of someone else (well, I just need advice from you guys).