Today’s lets chat post is one that I am fairly new to I suppose, and that is buddy-reading. I completed my first buddy-read back in October as part of the House Cup Reading Challenge. The book was Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo and I read it with my lovely friends @lost_in_a_story and @BookishLuna.
Now, I think reading can be quite a lonely activity sometimes, and rather isolating. Now don’t get me wrong, it should be pretty clear by now just how much I love it and I find it difficult to come up with any negatives other than the impact it has on my bank balance. But if we are honest with ourselves, its quite an isolating activity.
Enter buddy-reading. Although it was something I was aware of, it wasn’t something that I was particularly familiar with. I came to realise that it’s basically an online group read! How cool is that! What’s even more brilliant about the online setting is that it doesn’t matter where you live, you can all participate to the comfort of your own home!
Both of the buddy-reads that I have taken part in have set out the number of chapters to read each day/ week and then we all share our feelings on it. I enjoy this process so much because it forces me to see things from the perspective of others. It enables me to challenge the way I think about the books that I’m reading. My favourite thing about it is that it changes a typically introverted activity into something much more social. While I am a pretty introverted person, I love the process of chatting about my favourite things with my favourite people.
Have you ever buddy-read anything? Did you enjoy it as much as I did? Let me know in the comments down below.
Peace and pages