Tell me something I MUST do or HAVE to see or NEED to try, and I typically run the other way.
I have been burned in the past, and I'm talking about YOU, Blair Witch Project.
I've come to accept that I am just a little different than most other people when it comes to jumping on the bandwagon for things that make other people go gaga.
I don't march to a completely solo beat. I'm tuned in to society the way that one girl who always stood on the perimeter of the gym during school dances was tuned in to the dance: I know what's going on, and I can hang a little, but I'll stand over here and amuse myself if that's okay with you all.
I mean, I'm into some popular shows on TV, and I know some of the songs on the radio, and I know how many kids the most important celebrity couples have, but I haven't exactly been keeping up-to-date on the all-the-rage literature that's hogging my Facebook timeline and the headlines of every TV news mag and women's book club reading list.
I'm just not that into it. I've got my own reading material to catch up on. I'm not that excited to read through the Fifty Shades of Bodice Ripping that's got women quoted in magazine articles about needing a pantiliner when reading.
Or maybe that was one of my Facebook friends who said that.
Whatever. Maybe I'll get to it, the same way it took me until the last Harry Potter was published to read the whole series (what happened there again? I don't really remember), or how I waited until all the Twilights were out in paperback before I started reading about Edward and Bella and their unwieldingly-named daughter Renesmeorrenesmenot.
Maybe I won't get to it. After all, I've just started reading The Hunger Games and life hasn't changed much.
At least, I think it hasn't. I haven't really been able to put it down.
|Popular culture just doesn't excite me that much. |
I prefer reading books you probably have never heard of.