Booking Through Thursday

Suggested by JM:

I was looking through books yesterday at the shops and saw all the Twilight books, which I know basically nothing about. What I do know is that I’m beginning to feel like I’m the *only* person who knows nothing about them.

Despite being almost broke and trying to save money, I almost bought the expensive book (Australian book prices are often completely nutty) just because I felt the need to be ‘up’ on what everyone else was reading.

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?

This is a tough one - at times I do feel pressured to read books, you read so many fantastic reviews you think to yourself "I really need to read this book". I have learned to try and curb this because I honestly like reading whatever suites me. I have also read fan favorites in the past and not been impressed. I have stacks of books and sometimes I just close my eyes and grab one. It might end up being my favorite book of the year.

As far as reviewing book, I feel the same applies. I do add a lot of books to my TBR list, but prefer to review more obscure titles. But that's just me.

Happy Thursday!

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Smilingsal said...

I like that you close your eyes and grab a book; I might try that.