I have always been one of those people who just stumbles upon a book. No, I don’t mean I literally stumble over a book, but I’ll be scouring the shelves at a store or library and something will catch my eye. Sometimes, this works out well and I find myself drawn into the story and should it be part of a series, I eagerly devour the entire thing. But most times than not, over the past few years, this method has failed me.
So I turn to sites like Goodreads for recommendations. Of course, much like my previous method: sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. As I progress in reviewing books, I’m hoping to not only to improve on my blogging capabilities, but also my literary tastes. Because let’s face it. What I loved as a child, is not something that would ever hold my attention today. Heck, even books I read just five years ago, would fail in meeting my standards of what a good book is.
I think that’s one of the best things about being a bookworm. As I have grown, my tastes have matured. My ability to notice flaws, whether it’s a simple grammatical error, printing error, or in the case of many series, continuity errors. I may never be the type of reader who sits down to read all of the classics, but I feel I’m better equipped with understanding the meanings and undertones of such books now, than I ever was in high school.
My hope for this year is to meet a few goals.One of which is to connect with more bookworms (or even just sporadic readers), who enjoy talking about the books they read. I’ve had friends who don’t like to read and it’s frustrating to not have someone to discuss a book with. Maybe I can even start or join an online book club?
Another thing I would like to do is to have those who actually read my blog, make recommendations. Obviously, I cannot read a million different books. As much as I would love to take on such a task, I have a job, a family and a life to maintain. However, I feel that a book someone can directly recommend to me might stand a better chance of intriguing me. After all, you’ve read the book and you can explain why you liked it.
So please, if you love to read and you know of a good book, feel free to click on my contact me page and tell me about it. After all, we bookworms have to stick together. Because regardless of those nasty rumors, we are far from a dying breed.