Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
Conversation Starters Between Readers
While I’ve only been part of the reading community for a short period of time, I’ve come to realize I use the same conversation starters when talking to people (typically in person). For the sake of this post, I lumped readers/bloggers into one synonymous term.
This is loosely like the Shit X Say but more geared towards starting that conversation rather than making passing comments.
“What are you reading right now?”
It’s unoriginal…but it’s your bread and butter. It really is.
“How are you enjoying it?”
This follows up the initial question because we all want people to enjoy what they’re reading.
“Okay but can we talk about [insert-narrative-element-complaints]!”
But sometimes people don’t like what they’re reading…and if you’re privy to the same negativity, then complaining about the same thing is just super. #friendswhobitchtogetherstayhitchedforever
“Did you hear about [insert-drama]?”
Only to be used when you’re closer with your buds. Or with people who give zero fucks. Or with people who enjoy stirring the pot so long as it doesn’t revolve around them (I am totally describing myself).
“Are you attending X signing or Y event?
The super superfans want to go to everything and just hang out.
“Which books did you haul/request?”
TBR enthusiasts will understand that to-be-read piles are actually a competition for who-can-create-the-tallest-mountain.
“Have you read this?”
And almost everyone is a TBR enthusiast who, upon perusing books with, is a daredevil and loves to play Jenga with said Mount TBR.
“Could you recommend me [blank]?”
Although no one is ever prepared for the non definitive answer. It’s almost like asking who your favourite author/book is…
Have you used any of these? Have I missed some quotes?
Let me know!