As a book blogger, I’ve come to learn how quickly news of a book can spread in the blogosphere. One person posts on their blog about a book they have read. Their readers read this post. Some of them add it to their (oh-so-never-ending) to be read shelf. The whole process repeats itself. It doesn’t take long for many book lovers to hear about a good book.
Outside of the book blogging and Goodreads world, I don’t have many friends that read like I do. Until I started my blog, I didn’t have people to talk to about books. Then not long ago I let a friend borrow the book Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher since I believe the book has a powerful message that everyone needs to hear. She loved it. We ended up getting into an interesting discussion about how society views depression and suicide. It felt good to actually talk about a book with someone I know in person. I let her borrow Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver after that. I hope she enjoys that too so we can continue to talk about books.
How about you?
Do you share the love of a book with friends in real life? Do you give your non-obsessive reader friends a little bit of a nudge to read a good book? Do they ever read it?
PS: I thought I had scheduled this last week, but I didn't because I had not found a picture yet. *facepalm* Anyways...