April 15, 2011

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.


  1. Haha about the acronym. The only reason I knew it is because I've played more than my fair share of online games. I don't know people "IRL" to share my books with either, but it's okay since I have such great online friends to chat with! :)

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    -Sandra from http://sandrathenookworm.blogspot.com

  2. I'm very fortunate that my mom and my grandma are horror fans. They introduced me to the genre. Now my grandma gives me horror movie recommendations, and I give her horror book recommendations. :)

  3. Hopping through. It took me a few minutes to figure out IRL too :-) It reminded me of IRC (Internet relay chat) which I did back in the old days.
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  4. Sandra - I guess my absence from online gaming was my fatal flaw there. :)

    Delphyne - My sister used to read King and Koontz, but that's about it as far as horror goes.

    Alison - Thanks for the links. Already checked them out. :)