Do you have friends and family to share books with? Discuss them with? Does it matter to you?
It depends on the book, quite frankly. I’m able to have some lively discussions of Pride & Prejudice, The Lord of the Rings, and other popular works with my friends at school, and, of course, as an English major, dissecting and analyzing books is what I do. I have also horrified dozens of people with the plot of Breaking Dawn, which has turned into a downright monologue.
But when it comes to less popular books, I’m grateful for the Internet. It not only allows me to post my own thoughts on it, but see what other people thought of it as well, which wouldn’t happen in my circles. I think I’m quite lucky to have friends who are also readers and the Internet. Being a fan is also very rewarding in this aspect, since our love for our chosen fandom often spills over into sincere analysis of it. (You should see all the articles about race in Firefly!)