Coming out of a weekend where I have felt a bit dazed and confused (so what’s new about that?!) I’m glad I have something like It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? to get me back on track. It’s the bookish link-up started by Sheila at Book Journey and I’m enjoying being part of it. So here goes.
Since I guess this makes me one of the popular kids now I have to confess something. I’ve talked about this before. I have a hard time getting revved up and into reading the popular books. Part of that comes from having decided to read something in the past mainly because it is insanely popular. Everybody’s reading it so why shouldn’t I? Then I’m disappointed. I so much more like poking around in used books stores coming up with things that look interesting to me. Sometimes I make good choices and really enjoy a book or sometimes I pick out a stinker.
I don’t mind it when I’ve made the choice and it’s a dud. I mind it so much more when Everyone who is Anyone says that this is a great book and I have to read it. I tend to hold off on books like that waiting until my resolve is weak or I find it for 49 cents at Goodwill. Trust me however, even if someone offered to GIVE me 50 Shades of Grey, I won’t be reading it. I might, however consider 50 Shades of Dorian Gray which I saw at Barnes & Noble last week. Now That would be funny.
That brings me to The Fault in our Stars by John Green.
No money changed hands on this one. I’ve been trying to make more use of my local public library, and not just as a place where I can buy cheap books at their ongoing book sales.
I’ve only read the first page of it, not allowing me to tell you anything about it or whether I like it or if it’s annoying the bejesus out of me. I’m approaching this with an open mind. I’m just going to dive in and see where it takes me. At least it didn’t win a Pulitzer Prize. I guess that makes it a safe choice.
Let us all know what’s on your reading list this week. Check out the link up at Book Journey and read some of the other blogs linking there. We all love your comments!
Happy Monday! What Are You Reading!