Is The Internet Making Us Weird?


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.

2 thoughts on “Is The Internet Making Us Weird?

  1. 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.

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