Thursday, July 8, 2010

Discussion

This week's Booking Through Thursday asks:




Do you have friends and family to share books with? Discuss them with? Does it matter to you?

My answer is both yes and no. Let's brake this question down a little here first.

Do you have friends and family to share books with? Yes, I have some. Not a ton, but some friends who read a lot and a couple of family members who also love to read. Believe me, nothing brings me such joy as chatting with them about a great book. The joy of discovery when their eyes light up because they are telling you of their favorite read and when you just know that  they are going to read your new favorite. Some of my friends and, a couple of my relatives, share similar taste in books so we do like to chat about it and since I've started this blog, it's out their now that well, I am kind of obsessed with reading.

Do we share these books? Sometimes. I don't live near any family so when we swap I have to say goodbye to my books and vice versa for a long time. Friends, I would rather just give them my new favorites as gifts for some reason.

Does it matter that only a couple of my friends and family share this passion for reading? Not really. Everyone has different interests and I have found a great outlet for my reading passion here online. I would say that by reading and talking about it more online, its made some of my friends and family talk about it more and get more interested in it but, by and large, by the time you reach adulthood you probably read recreationally or you don't and I'm fine with it. That's why I love you all so much too.

6 comments:

  1. I'm part of a sci-fi and fantasy book discussion group and I enjoy it. It's a good way to sample new books and meet new friends.

    Of course, some of the recommendations aren't my cup of tea..but hey, at least I tried it, right?

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  2. My mother and sister are both avid readers too. We do share books, but don't live close, so don't get to exchange them all that often.

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  3. All my family are avid readers but we read different genres!

    BTT: Discussion

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  4. I do have a few people to talk with about books occasionally, but the internet has widened the circle!

    You'll find my full answer here

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  5. My husband and I like and read a lot of the same books - we got Nooks recently so we can share books electronically now.

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  6. I would have liked a shout-out by name, thank you :)

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