Determining what to read is one of the most difficult tasks for me. If I’m completely honest I have a lot of bias when assessing books. I try to look at all books equally, but that just is not the case.
This week starts a new kind of post from Thrice Read. We will be starting our challenges. Eden is the challenge master and has already doled out or books. I won’t give anything away, but the book that was chosen for me had me thinking about preconceived notions for books.
Throughout my life as a reader I have been influenced by many sources. These include: friends, family, and media. I often find myself reading or avoiding books because of the buzz around them in the media. Many times I find this to be an effective way to avoid reading a book that I will not enjoy. However, that also eliminates my place in the conversation. I enjoy talking about books. Even if I didn’t enjoy the book I still love to discuss the reasons I didn’t like it.
Now, I’m not saying that I am going to force myself to read books that I won’t like. Instead I am going to focus on forming my own opinion by reading the books rather than just listening to other’s opinions. I will start to have my own voice in these debates.