I’m going to start doing a few different things in the upcoming months. First being, these things! Now that my mini-crazy is in Kindergarten I have a bit more time for the blog. I love these blog hop posts. Funny thing is, they’re hard to find! I’m so glad Joood from Platypire Reviews showed me this one. It’s a question a week and I think it’s a great way to start a discussion. This week’s question spoke to my inner book geek soul….
When you enter an unfamiliar house or apartment for the first time, do you feel disappointed if you don’t see any bookshelves, or books on the coffee table? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)
Normally, I invite people over as I’m the only person I hang out with that has an offspring. When they visit I get a bit sad if they don’t bring up my book shelves. Mostly because I’m horrible at talking to new people and will most likely bring up books anyway. I really love discussing books.
When I go to a new person’s home, I always look for books to talk about. Chances are I’ve read something on their shelf and it’s a great conversation starter. Unless we have already talked, it’s hard to find a common ground. Without a doubt, I’m disappointed if a person doesn’t have books in their home. Even more so if they have children in the house.
As Joood said in her post, some people do have Ereaders. Due to that if I bring up books, I’ll ask their favorites now. Ereaders are a great space saver and they’re cheaper than a Walmart bookshelf now. I wish my kindle fire was 49$ when I bought it. My husband and I are discussing building a mini house to live in while we build our dream home. In preparation, I’m downsizing all my books right now. I may move to the ereader route myself. Though, I’ll have to get a Paperwhite as screens mess with my eyes now. In the electronic age, it may be harder to assume how many books they own. I loved that she pointed that out.
What about you? Post in the comments with a link to your answer or leave a short answer 🙂