A little bit about books, a little bit about life.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

Our BTT question this week.....

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?

Interesting question.
I've never felt it was "pressure" but, yes, I do get carried away by books that "are in style" (for lack of better terminology). I've read "Twilight" but not the sequels. (I own them though). I wanted to see what the buzz was about and I wanted to read it before I saw the movie. You never know about movies, they can be a spur of the moment thing, and then where would I be? Stuck seeing before reading--and you know how that is.
I am not a reviewer, but I like to keep up on trends...book trends... I want to know what my children are reading and excited about and my 6 year old grandson too. I guess I want to be able to "talk books" with people.

I've always felt "excitement" when a new book or series is all the rage. A lot of times, I'm disappointed in it and wish I had used the library instead of wasting my money, (now that is something I need to work on). My impulsiveness is usually buying the book in question instead of getting it from the library. (like the Twilight Series I bought--in hardback ) I need to stop that practice...but reading the book because of peer pressure, I don't think that's such a bad thing. There are lots worse.


Josette said...

I have Eclipse and Breaking Dawn on my shelves too but I haven't read them yet. There's no urgency to read them.

I'm the same. I get all excited when others are excited about some book or series. But as time go by, the excitement will cease and my interest in whatever book it was will lessen too.

So I guess this peer pressure thing is just temporary.

Smilingsal said...

There are certainly worse things that jumping on a bandwagon, but I read because I think I'll like it. That said, I'd never buy a Twilight book because I would not like a vampire book. Easy decision for me!

beckyworks said...

I like to keep up on things so that I know what to recommend to the younger members of my family and to recommend to the kids with whom I work. That said, I'll go with Newberry books and authors that I know first. I haven't read the Twilight series. Have you read Janet Evanovich?

bermudaonion said...

Some people do shy away from books because they're popular, but some books are popular because they're good.

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