December 3, 2009

Booking Through Thursday

What’s your favorite part of Booking Through Thursday? Why do you participate (or not)?

I think my favorite part is the weekly prod to think about my blog. With a family, work and graduate school, it's easy to skip the blogging. It's also hard to read for pleasure, but many of the questions are general enough to allow me to cast back to some of the many books I've read in the past and comment on those. The blog is only about three years old, but I've been reading for nearly forty, so I have one or two things I've picked up along the way.

I don't participate every single week; only when an answer to the question pops into my head. Thursday mornings I'm usually at school. (Not today. Today I'm home with my antibiotic-taking daughter.) So it has to be something that strikes me right away and I can post before the kids show up. At most I can steal a few more minutes at lunchtime. So I doubt any of my Booking Through Thursday responses will every be philosophical tomes or anything, but that's not what most people are looking for in their feed readers I imagine. So it's all good.

It's also fun to find new reading bloggers out there and overlapping interests. Reading is a solitary pursuit, but I've been in literature classes or book clubs most of my adult life because it's fun to cross my reading interests with social interaction. To talk and write about common interests, likes and dislikes and hopefully, learn something new.

So thanks BTTers for the thoughtful questions and comments. I'll keep on reading and inflicting my opinions on you for as long as you're around.