I absolutely love blogging and I especially enjoy this new-found super friendly book blogging community. But I've noticed a lot of repetition. Many people are reading and reviewing the same book. So many people praise some books and series and I can't help but want to read them too. But I start to wonder about the "other" readers. Before I started Reflections of a Bookaholic, I used Amazon as my book researching tool. I browsed bookstores and picked books that I liked. If someone recommended a book to me, I would likely read it. I ignored my the NY Times Bestseller lists because I feel that I am a special reader. Unfortunately, the mass does not impress me (I hope I don't sound condescending because I don't mean it that way).
So I've found myself in B&N a lot lately because I often study there because I love the smell of books. So I looked around on one particular day and wrote down what "other" readers were reading.*
You would expect a woman to be reading this one, but that wasn't the case here. An older male dressed in slacks and a button down seemed to find this one interesting.
Anyone ever read this one? I haven't and I love Lisa Kleypas. I kept glancing at this one because I couldn't see the title. I hope that the lady reading this didn't think I was weird.
I had never seen this one on the shelves but I was definitely tempted to go check it out. I don't tend to follow these fashion things because they always seem to recommend the most expensive things. It'll be like, get these amazing shoes for $3,000. Hmmm...no thanks. And when they attempt to recommend things for the ever day budget. The entire outfit is still like $400. It makes me feel poor.
Oh how I would love to be able to read in French. But no. I stopped taking classes in the language after almost getting a B in the first course. Hmmm... a B in an undergraduate course seems so insignificant in light of what I missed out. So sad. .
Well that's it. Anyone seen these titles around? What do you think? I could have compiled more but staring is seriously impolite and I was getting close to the imaginary threshold that I created. Do you ever wonder what other people are reading? Do you think book bloggers are representative of readers? I don't have many comments from people without blogs...but if you do stop by comment and tell me what you are reading (well that goes for everyone).
*I realize that these "other" readers could have book blogs and I don't know it but that really isn't the point.
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