Being Behind the Times

Being Behind the Times

In which I admit just how terribly off-trend I am, and how bad I am at watching movies. I also admit just how awesome those books (and sometimes movies) are once I catch up.

Seriously, how long did it take me to read How to Train Your Dragon? What do I write about? What age group do I write for? I’m disappointed in myself.



Are you good at keeping up with the latest books or not? Are there any books you know you should have read, but still haven’t? Let me know in the comments!


4 Replies to “Being Behind the Times”

  1. I’ve never kept up with the latest anything, which is just one of the reasons I’m so much fun at parties. ‘Should’ have is a loaded phrase … often used by literary snobs to guilt-trip readers into reading ‘the classics’. That being said, Frankenstein has bee on my to-read list for about twenty years …

    1. Very true – I hate the “I can’t believe you haven’t read (names literary classic I have zero interest in) – I thought you were a writer!” Which has been said to me, probably more than once. However, when they’re books in my genre, that I know I’m very likely to enjoy – yeah, I don’t know why it can take me so long to get to them. Maybe it’s an anticipation thing…

      And, of course, being behind the curve is another great reason not to go to parties in the first place… 😉

  2. Howl’s Moving Castle and the How to train your dragon series are so amazing. I’m a bit jealous you had the chance to read them for the very first time lately! 😀

    I must admit I haven’t read Artemis Fowl yet. I picked it up a couple of times in a book shop and skimmed through the first couple of pages, but it never grew on me.

    The only book I can think of at the moment I haven’t read yet, but probably should or rather surprisingly haven’t, is the ‘A Game of Thrones’ series.

    I’m not really good at keeping up with the latest book trends either. I guess mainly because I love the local library so much and rarely actually buy books these days. But it always takes some time before the latest books turn up in a libary shelf. 🙂

    1. That is the pleasure of being behind the times – you get to savour that first read! I really loved How to Train Your Dragon – it was such a lovely story!

      I’m a bit ambivalent about GoT – I really admire the technical ability to bring such a huge, complex world to life, and when I read the first few books years and years ago I enjoyed them, but when I reread a couple of years ago I got stuck a couple of books in. I kept losing track of characters, or bring impatient to know what was happening with one character, but the story wouldn’t return to them until the end of the book or something. I may try them again, but they’re not high up there!

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