I will keep this short and sweet, well probably NOT sweet which is probably because I’m very irritated.
Just today, I found 3 people on GoodReads whose taste in books felt similar to mine and I thought I could just add them as friends. But I got really irritated when they asked me to answer a question to just add them. Come on, guys, you’re not celebrities that you have to make people answer questions to be-friend you. If you don’t want to add the person in return, just don’t.
I’m cool with questions like –
How did you find me?
What are you reading at the moment?
or similar questions that could be answered in like one word or one sentence but questions like
What are your top 10 books of all time and why?
Tell me what do you think of the modern classics re-telling in 5 sentences is infuriating. I will NOT add you, my time and friends list is as precious as yours.
While the questions above are good, the place to ask them isn’t. There is probably a very good reason why people add these questions but I wish they would just keep them short. For e.g I saw this question on someone’s GoodReads profile
“I hate these questions, just tell me something you want me to know about you. But it has to be something “. This is a great question because I can answer it in a simple short sentence or I can elaborate if I want to. That way it isn’t infuriating.
May be I’m not making any sense and maybe none of you really mind. If anyone of you already on my friends list has had a question, it means I LOVE you and your question didn’t irritate me. I simply don’t add people whose questions I don’t like.
I’ll probably regret posting this later but for now I have to vent somewhere.
Sorry for neglecting my blog lately but I simply don’t feel like writing reviews lately but I will probably be back in a few days.