Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My Bad Habit

Oh no. April has come and will be gone in few hours. Time sure flies. I've been so caught up with work. There are simply too many things to learn and ask. 

Don't worry, I am still faithfully following book bloggers I like. Just that I am too ashamed to leave any comment because I have not been reading much! In fact, I have spent more time than ever reading online book reviews compared to before. Though, it might not be a good thing after all. 

In my opinion, resources (i.e. time and money) are limited. So before going to any movie, I make sure that I do my "homework" - look up Wikipedia for the plot and Rotten Tomatoes for the rating. However, that irritates The Boyfriend and brothers because it defeats the purpose of enjoying a movie when I have already known the details and have had my perception on whether the movie is good or bad. Most often than not, I skipped movies that didn't receive favorable reviews.

Same goes to buying and reading books. I survey for reviews and I look up the rating system on Goodreads. In a way, I have limited my options - I go for those that are well-received. What works for others might not work for me. As a result, I miss out the fun and surprise of discovering authors (and books) whom I might really like. 

So what's your take on this?


  1. This is not a bad habit! Not at all.
    If you knew how many books that have been published a year (100,000+) you should be glad that there are reviewers and Goodreads users to filter it for you.

    I find it a super joy to compare the details in the book against the movie and also watch it come alive on big screen movie.

    I didn't know you are in Goodreads. :)

  2. Hi Jov. I, especially like the comparisons made by various book bloggers. I guess I shall feel less guilty now.

    Btw, we are connected on Goodreads! :P