We are only networking, hinge. Literary types do discuss the books they are reading and thus reveal something about themselves to each other. Which a CV or a Profile doesn't necessarily do.
What does you posting that sneering sarcasm reveal about you?
We know as well as anybody that we are a little affected but there are books which do have the effect you copied from somebody or other.
We also know that people are envious of us for various reasons. Especially dingo skinners with corks hanging off their greasy hats like Chips Rafferty only without the singing voice.
Aroint thee!! Thou rump fed ronyon.