As you may have seen from my activity over the past few months, I have no problem signing up for read-a-longs. The more the better! Nothing gives me greater motivation to read a book than a deadline and a few fellow bloggers to chat with about what’s great or not-so-great about a book. What I do have challenges participating in are bookish memes and surveys.
Every time I attempt to write a top ten list or answer a survey, I freeze up. I quickly discovered that I can’t name Books You’ve Read Multiple Times or the Best Series You Started But Never Finished or even the Top Ten Contemporary Books That Would Be Great Paired With A Required Reading Book. I just haven’t read enough to answer these questions!
A little history: I read voraciously up until my twenties and then I just stopped. I was dealing with a lot of stuff and didn’t think I had any room in my life for books anymore. I read magazine and newspapers; I read strictly to get information. From my thirties onwards, I read a smattering of books up until I began my classic book challenge and this blog. Therefore, my knowledge of books is very limited and mostly dependent on anything I picked up from pop culture over the years.
I realize there are probably memes or survey questions that don’t require my having read hundreds and hundreds of books. I just need to track those ones down and then I can join the fun. Until then, I’ll keep enjoying everybody else’s top ten lists. 🙂