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An utterly Hiptastic blog post, compliments of THE CANARY REVIEW. Enjoy!

The Book Canaries

If the number one rule of hipsterdom is you like things that are cool before anyone else realizes they are cool then any and all genre readers are the ultimate hispsters – right? Who liked Harry Potter before the rest of world did? Yep, that was us, sitting in our own little world, praying for our letter from Hogwarts. The same goes for Game of Thrones; my friends have been talking about their love/hate of the series for a full decade. Everyone else is really late to the party.

As a result, we genre readers are more inclined to go out on a limb and try the next crazy book. But if we love that book, it’s not always easy to find a follow up. Luckily, our friends over at Goodreads have done the heavy lifting for us. They created this fancy flow chart to guide the…

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11 responses

  1. I’ve read just about all the books on that chart, including Infinite Jest and 2666. Damn, I am a hipster! NOOOOOOOOOO!

    December 1, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    • Please tell me you have ironic eye wear.

      December 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      • More like sexy ironic eyewear.

        December 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm

        • I bet you made eyewear sexy before it was sexy…or some equivalent Hipster statement of fact.

          December 2, 2012 at 7:41 pm

          • I sported some horrible Larry King-looking eyewear back in HS that will disprove every word you said. Seriously. Pics available upon duress.

            December 2, 2012 at 9:55 pm

            • Hmm…so you wore bad eyewear before bad eyewear was cool? You are a Hipster!

              December 2, 2012 at 10:07 pm

        • The type of physician I would like to work for is a Pediatrician. Pediatrician’s scptialey is to work with children. I have been working with children for a long time mainly because I work at a daycare facility. I’ve got to a point where I feel like I can handle anything that will come my way with them. It would also leave me feeling good at the end of the day to know that I have helped in some way to make a child feel better.The type of physician I would not care to work for is a Epidemiologist. Epidemiologist’s specialize in epidemics caused by infections agents and also work with sexually transmitted diseases. I feel if I were to work in this type of scptialey I would be putting my self at risk of exposure to these infectious agents. Also I would be focusing a lot of my time on trying to not get infected instead of having a steady mind on what I was actually supposed to be doing.

          October 5, 2013 at 3:54 am

  2. What am I if I’ve read none of these books? Backwards?

    December 2, 2012 at 2:09 am

    • You are the Anti-Hipster, which makes you a badass, like Hemingway.

      December 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      • I like the idea of being a bad ass!

        December 2, 2012 at 11:29 pm