So, I've read and found the answer to my question about comment capability on pages. Apparently that is theme dependant. Now I'm wondering if there might be a work-around to that without switching themes? I just settled on one I like and would rather not switch again right now.
Anyway, what I want is a "What I'm Reading" page/post that will not get burried under future posts that people can comment on to give their opinions on books I have listed. Any suggestions on how this might be accomplished with a text widget, or some other idea?