This week’s random question asks “Do you have a “kindred” reading buddy — someone who very closely shares your taste in books? If not, do you wish you did?”
Thanks to social media sites devoted to books and the world of book blogging, I’ve found a lot of friends whose recommendations I trust and even look forward to seeing. However, I’m not sure there is one person who I’d consider my “kindred” reading buddy. And that’s OK. I love getting recommendations from friends — both of things to pick up and things to avoid. But sometimes I find that when people recommend I not read something or have a particularly negative reaction to a book that I want to read it for myself to find out if I agree with where they’re coming from or if maybe I might enjoy the book myself. Of course, this can sometimes lead to frustration with the book and myself for picking it up.