Now that we're on Part 32, people will normally say. "Haven't you ran out of things to talk about yet?" And my answer is "no." I still have a lot I want to get through, and in this introduction, I'm going to explain to you why I don't like the website GoodReads. Now, there's lots of good things about the website and it helps a lot of people, but personally, I've found it to be a bit boring and a bit of a hinderance to me finding new reading material—it just hasn't helped me much, and here's why.
I feel like we've come a long way since parts one through ten, and well, I still have way more planned for future articles on "30 Books." I hope you're enjoying this as much as I am, and I hope you've gotten at least one new book to read from these articles. Today, we're going to discuss the "bookstagram culture," and why I find some of it a bit problematic. I don't hate the culture (as you know), because I love showing people what I'm reading. But, there are a couple of things that I don't really find very helpful about some surrounding ideas of the "bookstagram." Well, because I love the idea of it, I want to discuss what I think are some of the "cons" behind the Instagram sub-culture.
We require a celebration right about now!
Part 29 is a pretty big number, we're well into the 800s and I feel like we've covered a lot of what I want to cover. But not all of it. There's something very special about sharing your reading with someone but really, I wanted to tell you the actual reason I started these lists in the first place and why I didn't just make it one long list - though I totally could've at this rate.
It has been quite a ride, but don't think we're just going to finish here just yet. I've told you already about a little celebration I'm going to have when I hit 900 and I have already planned what's going to happen after that and beyond. Let's talk for a bit before we get into the list:
Okay, now we’re getting on. I think a celebration will be in order when we hit the number 900, don’t you? Well, for now, we’re going to celebrate the fact that we’ve just gotten past the number 800, and you really must have a lot to read! (Both of which call for a celebration really!) People normally say that you “waste your time” reading books. But they never really say that to people who watch too many of those silly daytime television shows, or people who stay up watching films all night. The reason for this is because people who don’t read are naturally afraid of the intelligence of the people who do read.