I’ve mentioned in a couple of posts my new obsession with blog/BB hopping and the discovery that there aren’t just five blogs out there as I previously thought, but that there are hundreds of blogs dedicated to books, romance novels, celebrity gossip and entertainment—all things I lub lub lub.
This, of course, makes me happy. Give me unlimited coffee, a big jar of Nutella and a computer and you have a content woman.
But there’s something that’s just sawing at my nerves—this huge pet peeve with book blogs and book BBs. You want to know what it is? The fucking irritating Pushy Book Pushers (PBP), and yes, that’s the scientific name.
A good number of us have probably encountered one or two (or 100) throughout our internet life. For the most part PBPs fit a set profile, most often than not, in it’s entirety:
- You just have to read every single book they’ve ever loved and even if it sucks you have to like it because, hey, they loved it and they are the end all and be all authority on books. *snort*
- Every word you mention reminds them of yet another book that should be forced upon you—even your silence will probably get you a book recommendation about a deaf-mute or something.
- If someone else tries to recommend a book they’ve already pushily pushed on other readers they get all territorial because, you know, they have no life and need that recognition since it’s the only love they seem to get. (In BBs it’s easier to notice that these people are always complaining of having no friends or family and usually have problems/rifts with everyone around them. I’m no psychologist but it ain’t hard putting 2+2 together LOL.)
- They become defensive and enraged when you don’t like a book they loved. You’d think you ran over their dog or something. Geesh. Get a grip you dim-witted, PBP. It’s a free world, ya know? And if I’m required to read your annoying comments and put up with your relentless book pushing then you can sure as hell take others not liking the crap you force on them like a big girl (boy?) now. *wink*