Jen at Crazy for Books has restarted her weekly Book Blogger Hop to help book bloggers connect with one another. The only requirements to participate in the Hop are to write and link a post answering the weekly question and then visit other blogs that are also participating to see if you like their blog and would like to follow them. A complete explanation of the history and the rules of the Hop can be found here.
This week Jen asks: When a book goes “viral” (Hunger Games, Fifty Shades, Twilight), do you rush out to read it like everyone else, even if it’s not in your typical genre?
No. Not because I'm making some sort of statement, but rather because I obtain almost all of my books second hand. I make the rounds at library book sales and frequent used book stores, and usually don't get the "viral" books until the people who bought them during the media frenzy have tired of them and dumped them off at some place that will resell them. Sometimes my apathy extends even further - I didn't get any of the Harry Potter books until my brother (at the time an employee of Little, Brown), sent me copies of the first four in the series.
My general indifference to getting the newly hyped books when they are published is, at least in part, driven by the fact that I have a pile of unread books that numbers in the thousands. Even if I were to get a book when it was "hot", it is likely that I wouldn't be able to get around to reading it for a year or two, so getting the book right away would be something of a waste for me.
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