- Cue Horror Movie Music -
"Oh, you're a reader? That's great. I always want to read more. What would you recommend?"
*Cue Panic Attack*
*Takes deep breath and notices the person is still waiting for an answer*
“I don’t know. I can’t really think of anything. I’ll get back to you!” ::runs away::
- and Scene -
The interesting thing about this scene is that 1) it occurs at least once per week and my response is exactly the same each time and 2) that without the direct question, I will almost certainly start talking about books I’ve loved, recently read, or somehow tangentially relate to the current conversation topic. But as soon as I’m asked for a book recommendation I actually have zero recommendations! Two such incidents have resulted in actual blog posts for specific people, my friends Jennifer and Laura (names linked to posts), because I promised them that I would “think about it” and get back to them. Ridiculous. I don’t think either of them thought it would be such a big flipping deal!
So, those Page Turner posts inspired a “Regular feature” idea, which is premiering here on my guest post for The Book Voyagers. Clearly, I’m columbusing the use of the word “premier” here as I’ve already said: this isn’t actually the first one, just the first without a specific person in mind. Let us not get distracted with technicalities. Carry on.