Do you ever feel like nobody gets it!?
I love books, with a fierce passion (as most of you do!). The problem is outside of the blogger world very few people hold interest in the subject of books. When I read a book, I want to tell people about it, you know shout it to the world that this book was the most amazing thing you will ever read!!!!( I'll add some extra exclamation marks for ya) !!!!!!!!!!!! For example I try to explain a book to my mom and you can tell she loses interest in what I am saying or I will tell my dad about how I want to get this book or this one and he tunes me out.
I do however feel blessed to have a book lover like me in my family. My little brother, he and I are like mental twins. I can gush about why I loved the Iron king or Hush, Hush and he can say how awesome he thought the Harry Potter series was. This wasn't always the case though. There was point, and I was watching for it, when books clicked for him. I mean sure he read a book every once in a while but only when he HAD to. Something happened this year though, he tasted books and formed an addiction. An addiction that I helped along.
So when he only read a book once in a while , what was I to do? Keep the beautiful knowledge of these amazing books to myself? Nay, nay! I started this blog to show people who cared what I think about the books I read. I still feel frustrated that I can't talk to anybody about books but blogging takes the edge off the frustration. There is a problem with blogging though, my parents can't stand that I am either reading, writing on the blog, or searching for books. They call me a nerd (which is understandable, I embrace the nerdiness) but it just hurts that nobody understands what I do. I just wish they could say "I'm glad you found something you are passionate about and I'm proud that you are sticking to it". Alas, no, the reply is more like "Oh your blogging again" in a smarmy voice.
Does anybody else feel this frustration? From parents, siblings, friends, or anybody? I do love blogging and I will never give it up (not till they pry the books from cold dead hands!!)... but I hate that nobody appreciates it. :(
Sorry for the rant and if you hung out to read it through I just want to say I love ya! (like one would love a pet dog not ) What are bloggers if they don't rant every once in a while?