Meme, Myself, & I: Follow Friday for April 15th, 2011
I don't take part in these all that often, but I thought I'd give it a go this week.
The question for this week's Follow Friday is:
Q. Do you have anyone that you can discuss books with IRL? Tell us about him/her.
First of all, I am so acronym illiterate, I had to Google "IRL" just to remember what the heck it means. "In real life" it turns out--should have known.
Anyway, the short answer is YES.
Family members read, but I'm not in that circle of discussion since most of it is Harlequinn romance novels. As for friends, that's not much by way of discussing books, either. Reality TV shows, absolutely, but that's another realm of discussion I avoid.
For me, I find the most engrossing in-person discussions about books happen with the local bookshop owners. I'm on a first name basis with them, since I'm constantly exchanging books and bargain hunting, and I invariably wind up discussing author recommendations or the latest bit of publishing news. And when we talk about books we each like, well we just prattle on ceaselessly.
My reading life is a fairly solitary one aside from that, in real life anyway, since horror literature tends to draw some queer looks from people.