Let’s talk about anything bookish!
It’s another Monday, Wormies! It’s another Monday and we have another bookish discussion. This time, I am looking into myself for this one!
I have been active on Bookstagram in the last few months and I can’t believe all the books that have been recommended to me! And it is quite astounding that I HAVE NOT READ A LOT OF THESE BOOKS!
What? You say. Haven’t you been reading since you were young?
Yes! Yes, I have! But honestly, I haven’t been reading as extensively as other readers and there are a few reasons why.
No Access to Books
First, it is really important to understand where I grew up. I grew up in a small city in the Philippines and we did not have any bookstores at all! It wasn’t until a used bookstore opened in the late 90s that I had access to all the books. Admittedly, they were not newly published books. I won’t go into a deep dive on this because I have discussed this before on my blog.
I Love to Reread
This one is related to the above reason. Because I didn’t have a lot of books AND I did not have the moolah to buy it, I reread the books I already have. I guess that is why I love rereading until now. But anyway, this gave me only a few instances to read books that are new-to-me.
I’m a Creature of Habit
I am a creature of habit. Heck, Pierre and I only go to our favorite restaurants and we hardly explore! This means that I only read authors I know and the genres that I enjoy. Hence, not really exploring and trying out new authors (that is, until LAST year!).
This basically means that I have a lot of authors to try out! I will name a few very popular authors that I haven’t read before. One of my goals this year is to read at least one book written by these authors!
Do you read extensively?
Have you read any of the books above? Which ones should I read or try first?