Who’s That Girl…..Who’s That Girl That Buys A Book and Takes Forever to Start Reading It?……. It’s Jodi!

jodi - who (2)Yes, I am that person that will be writing about reading and novels, but has a reference related to that of TV for her title. Yup, that’s me, Jodi. For those of you unfamiliar with that little tune, it’s similar to that of the theme song for a show called New Girl. Which recently ended its run on FOX, not so long ago. New Girl’s theme song was a bit fun and a bit quirky. So what better way to start this article about books, than a reference to one of the cutest theme songs in all of TV land.

Being the TV Nerd that I am, I had to make a TV reference at least once on here in this article of mine. Anyways, moving now on to the what this article is actually all about. Which is that of books or novels, or whatever you prefer to call your reading time item. You know how someone buys a book at a bookstore and then starts to read that exact book the moment after purchasing it? Then, there’s that person who buys a book and brings it home and adds it to another pile of unread books they have. They at some point will start to read that recent book purchase. But who knows when they will ACTUALLY start to read that latest book purchase. Will they start that recent book purchase in day, a week, three years? Yup, I fall into the second category of people who purchase books. Having found myself years later finally getting back into the joy of reading for fun again, I found myself as a complete novice when it came to what’s popular in the current book scene today. Therefore, my go-to recent book purchases when deciding what book to read is anything that seems interesting or anything that catches my eye as “Hmmmmm…. okay”. Whether if it’s a book that is getting adapted into something at some point in time, or a book that seems really quite intriguing to read.

I am what some might call “indecisive”. Then there’s the fact that when I do read I only read ten pages at a time so to not overwhelm myself with trying to read 300 pages in one day. So being the indecisive and slow reader that I am, I usually change my mind around a thousands times before settling on what to read next. Hence, helping explain why I sometimes end up reading a book I’ve had for well over a year instead of reading my most recent book purchase. Yup, that’s me, a super indecisive gal who constantly changes her mind based on what she feels like reading at the time. I have a list of books that I hope to read at some point. It would be so very awesome if I could stick to that reading list in the order that I write it, but I never can seem to. Like I said, indecisive gal over here.

I mentioned before in a previous article on my blog, that is was theater, television, and movies that got me into reading again for the fun of it. My favorites books to read since I started again, are books which are to be adapted into a TV show, movie, and even the occasional stage play or musical. I absolutely love reading again, and how by reading I can enter another world in my mind other than my own simply by reading a book. It is something that I have come to truly appreciate. I previously mentioned, as well, how I have come to once again enjoy reading again just within these last few years. I was a bit behind on the latest and greatest of current book scene. That’s why I tend to go for books to read that are getting that adaptation treatment. Books that I would never have even of heard before or ones that came out years earlier are now suddenly in plain view for me. These books which are being adapted into whatever form they may turn into, are books that I am more aware of than I would of otherwise have been aware of.

Out of everything that I have read in the last two to three years or so, have been books that are being adapted. My next reading challenge for myself is to read something that isn’t being adapted into anything. With this new year, I had the little goal of reading the books I actually have before purchasing any new ones. Let’s just say, I did not make that goal. Suddenly, I’ll become aware of a book being adapted into something and there went that goal. I get so excited cause the book sounds so interesting. And now that book is getting adapted into a TV show and this TV Nerd loves a good TV show. Especially, if I get to read a book before in the process. There’s always next year to actually achieve that goal, I suppose. Either way, I added another amazing book to my ever growing bookshelf of books that can let me imagine a world other than my own, if even for just a moment .

Author: Jodi Fisher

Hi! I’m Jodi! My dream is to live in NYC, see a Broadway show every single day, and write about the arts for a living. Until that delightful day arrives, I’ll be over here blogging about my love of the arts!

6 thoughts on “Who’s That Girl…..Who’s That Girl That Buys A Book and Takes Forever to Start Reading It?……. It’s Jodi!”

  1. I buy books with the intention of reading them but there’s always another one to read and then another and then another and then I have so many I can’t decide which one so I may as well just get another one. It’s a vicious circle 🙂 This was an enjoyable and highly relatable article!

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    1. LoL, Glad to see I’m not the only one out there who buys more books before reading what I already have. Even as I’m reading my current novel, Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, I already know of like three other books I want to read now. I don’t think I’ll ever make that goal of reading what I currently have before buying yet another book.

      Thanks so much for reading and visiting my site!


  2. I have quite a few books i bought over a year ago but still haven’t read them. Got them because they were on kindle for 99p, and i knew that i want to read them at some point anyway 😀

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    1. LoL. Glad to see I’m not the only person out there who buys books and then takes awhile to get around to reading those books also. It’s like in my mind I’m like, “Read what you have then buy a new one.” That makes sense and is reasonable, so therefore I usually do the opposite, lol.

      Thanks so much for reading and visiting my site!


  3. I really wanted to buy less books this year, so I could get to all the books I already own, but sales are really hard to resist and suddenly my small shelves of TBR books are full and I still have more I need to add. It would be amazing to stick to a list and get through books very methodically, but I don’t think I’ll ever be that kind of reader.

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    1. Glad to see I’m not the only one that can’t stick to their reading list also, lol. I am almost done with reading my current book and I was so sure that I had decided on what I wanted to read next. Then, of course, I changed my mind again, lol.

      Thanks so much for reading and visiting my site!

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