I’d like to discuss something that popped into my head literally 5 seconds ago. I was just checking out what’s new on Goodreads and remembered that I joined the YA Book Club on there about a year ago or so. Truth is: I never read the ‘assigned’ reads for the month and I rarely comment on any threads. I thought to myself: why don’t I read along? The answer: “Because I don’t feel like reading that book right now”.
I’m a mood reader. I read what I feel like reading in that moment. Do I want action? Romance? A big book? A light book? Do I want magic? It all depends on what mood I’m in. If I were to read along with that book club every month I don’t think I’d enjoy the books as much as if I were to read them when I wanted to.
So what’s the point of me being in a book club? I could make an effort and read along but I don’t see the point in it anymore. There are 5000+ people in this group so what difference will my tiny comment make? None. So why even bother typing one, eh?
I’ll probably leave the groups I’m in right after I finished up this small discussion. I would be more engaged in a book club if it was a small group of people or if we met in person to talk about the books we read. I’m not on Goodreads frequently enough to keep up to date with everything that’s going on in those groups. And I was never good with assigned reading anyway.