I feel like such a loser. I haven't picked up Dream Girl since last Sunday. It's so hard to balance everything. I have homework and a two hour sports practice every night of the week which means I get home late and only have time to finish homework and shower. I really really need to get back to reading. I miss it.
While thinking about how much of a loser I am, I decided that I needed to use some sort of schedule with my blog. Right now, the only regular thing is the Bits 'n Pieces feature which isn't enough for me so I'm also going to start answering the Booking Through Thursday meme questions. On Saturday. So I'm not pressured into getting the post up right on the day that the question's posted. That's how lame I am. Let me know what you think about this little addition and leave your thoughts on the weekly question in the comments if you'd like!
Question #1: 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?
Um YES! I feel so much pressure to read current things. I want to write reviews on books that will actually appeal to people while at the same time maintain some sort of individual taste. It's hard to figure out what to read next and what to get from the library. Right now I have around twenty books waiting to be read and here I am NOT READING! Urgh! I need to start working on that pile. And a bunch of them are review copies that I recieved weeks ago or even months ago. But to answer the other question, I never really feel pressured into reading something. If others are reading it and the book is getting good reviews, I'll definitely add it to my endless pile just because I think I'd like it and I want to see what the draw is. It's not pressure, it's about seeing what other people are reading and trying to find good books to review and recommend to people. You know? So yes, I read books that I see others reading, and yes, I want to try to stay up to date in my literary choices. :)
How did I do? I think that was a decent first question. I'm actually looking forward to being able to get more of my opinions out there outside of reviews.
Oh and just a little notice, I added a new gadget to the sidebar called "Followers". I'm not quite sure how it works yet, but I'm figuring it out. Click and follow my blog!