Anyway, on to the memes! Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. This week's question was suggested by So Many Books, So Little Time:
How do you decide what books to read?
That blog name is basically part of my answer. There are soo many books out there and I don't have time to actually read all of them. Knowing I will never be able to read everything, I decided a year or so ago that I would only read books I really wanted to read. If I want to read it, I will read it. Last week we talked about reading slumps and I don't really suffer from them because I only have books waiting for me I want to read!
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. This week's question was suggested by Elizabeth from Silver's Reviews:
If you had a chance to read a book or watch a movie that is not about a book you have read, which would you choose?
Ok, this is a very interesting questions, mainly because I'm not quite sure what it's about. I'm interpreting it as, would I rather read a book or watch an original film. I love reading, so most days I will be choosing to read, of course. On the other hand, evenings can be a great time to watch films and just relax. Especially if a film is "original" rather than an adaptation, I'm interested. So I'd say it's about 60/40 in favour of me reading a book.
This week I'm using a book which I can't wait to start reading! This book is It's About Love by Steven Camden. Book Beginnings and Friday 56 are hosted, respectively, Gilion over at Rose City Reader and Freda over at Freda's Voice.
'EXT. - DAYDiagonal rain.
I'm standing under the bus shelter outside the crappy little shopping arcade. I'm wearing my battered blue hand-me-down Carhartt, but I'm gonna get soaked walking up the hill.' p.4I like the way Camden is using script-lingo, it really makes the beginning of It's About Love different from the other books I've read recently. Not quite sure how I feel about the first-person narration though. Also, this beginning isn't really giving me a lot to go on.
'"All right, easy Skywalker." She's looking at me now and I read the word RUSHMORE at the top of her page.' p.56I love the fact that this book is sort of about Star Wars, but also not. And throwing in Mt. Rushmore because why not. I think this book will probably be a lot of fun.
So, that was my Friday! How do you decide on what to read? And is there anything you've never read a book about that you'd love to read about?