I get a Goodreads newsletter. (Oops. It’s a BookRiot newsletter. Sorry about that.) The latest one has an article on how to compare your reading with a friend’s. There are articles here and there online about not reading a book a week, how to get through you TBR list, etc. Why? Reading is not a contest or a competition, is it? Why do I care what a friend reads compared to what I read? Or how many books anybody reads in a week, a month, a year, whatever. Unless you are reading because you have to, for work or school or whatever, reading should be a fun and relaxing enterprise. Making it into a competition, contest, comparison, seems to make it into something completely NOT what I want reading to be. I don’t keep track of every book I’ve ever read, although I used to keep track of books I wanted to read and look for in the library. Is nothing just fun anymore? Am I crazy to be bothered by this anyway? IDEK Puzzled Jean is puzzled.
Nope, I feel the same. I have starting keeping a list of what I read because there is a book I ready a few years ago that I loved, and now I can’t remember the name of it.
I just had that problem. Read a book, was going to mention it, completely forgot the name. I think it was Persons Unknown, like my brain is working better today?