Booking Through Thursday 9/4/2008


Have you ever felt pressured to read something because ‘everyone else’ was reading it? Have you ever given in and read the book(s) in question or do you resist? If you are a reviewer, etc, do you feel it’s your duty to keep up on current trends?

No. I’ve never liked to read what “everyone else” reads, and I am way too busy to start now. These days all the books in my TBR pile are personal recommendations OR mothering/wif-ing/teaching, and I am sooo far behind, it isn’t even funny. I could use a year on a deserted island to catch up. Seriously. Ok, maybe six months if it is truly deserted.

I do review books, but I get to pick which ones, and I do them as they come in. Crafts and cooking, ya’ll, all over here.

3 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday 9/4/2008

  1. I don’t know why anyone would think that reviewers have time to read everything; that’s what you’d have to do to keep up with trends!

  2. No, I have never felt pressured to read something because everyone else was reading it. I think it’s stupid!

  3. I waffle back and forth on this issue. There is a part of me that wants to stand out from the people around me and read books they’ve never heard of. At the same time, I want to be aware of what’s hot. Like you, I don’t have time to read even 1/10 of what is trendy but I like to be aware of it.

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