The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme with a prompt featuring a book related question. The hop begins on a Friday and ends on a Thursday and should hopefully give people the opportunity to learn something new about the blogger.
The Book Blogger Hop can be found on Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and obviously my answers can be found here!
Talking to…. people??
Don’t you know that us readers are an introverted anti-social lot that only like to communicate via pigeon or smoke signals?!
In all seriousness this answer is going to be a tad on the brief side.
Technically yes, I do talk to strangers about books – you! Although nowadays there’s a fair few of you that I don’t consider strangers at all, just friends I have yet to meet in person. I said ‘yet’ guys…
In the English Literature and Creative Writing courses that I’ve taken the topic of books does come up – it’s pretty darn inevitable. And if books weren’t discussed I’d be worried about the quality of those courses.
I’ve also spoken with librarians and booksellers about books because again – inevitable. And really they’re not strangers strangers but book buddies you don’t know the names of.
In truth, the one time I actually had a conversation with a random person about books it fizzled out pretty quickly.
I was buying something from this guys market stall and mentioned that I could put my cupcake (of course that’s what I was buying) into the bag of books I’d just bought. He asked if I liked reading, I said I did and he confirmed the same.
Then he proceeded to talk at great length about a non-fiction book he was currently reading on World War Two military tactics and had I heard of it?
Yeah, I had nothing to add to that discussion aside from a polite smile.
It’s fantastic that so many books exist but the fact that so many do exist means you’re not necessarily going to enjoy reading the same thing as that polite reader you’ve struck up conversation with.
This weeks question did remind me of a time I updated my Facebook way back in 2014 with this status:-
This was a quick and simple one this week ahead of a not so quick and simple one next week which asks my opinion on bibliotherapy.
Disclosure: I had no idea what that was so I had to do some quick research.
Would you/ have you/ do you talk to strangers about books? Delete where appropriate and give me your valid excuses. I mean, reasons. Give me your valid reasons.