Today’s prompt for Book Blogger Appreciation Week: “Share with us a book or genre you tried due to the influence of another blogger. What made you cave in to try something new and what was the experience like?”
I always feel bad, or at least a little guilty, when I try to answer this prompt (and others like it). I’m not one of those bloggers who has picked up a book from a genre she’s totally opposed to on the sole basis of another blogger’s recommendation. Does that mean I shouldn’t be answering the question? I think I’m still justified.
One book I picked up because of a blogger: Wounded: A Love Story by Claudia Mair Burney. It’s one of my faves of the whole year, and I probably wouldn’t even have heard of this author if it hadn’t been for My Friend Amy — and now I’m seeking out her entire back list.
But. It’s a book I would have totally read. Although I likely wouldn’t have found it apart from this (Alas).
- I probably wouldn’t have read The Book Thief if it weren’t for bloggers. I forget which blog pushed me over the edge on this one, though.
- It was bloggers (mostly @JenForbus from Jen’s Book Thoughts) that pushed me into starting Louise Penny’s Three Pines Mysteries (Still Life) — and while I haven’t read past the first one yet, I’m so glad for the nudge(s)!
- The Fiddler’s Gun by A.S. Peterson. I probably wouldn’t have read this if it weren’t for My Friend Amy (@MyFriendAmy).
So, I do read books based on bloggers’ recommendations.
On a larger scale, perhaps I’m stubborn. Or cautious. Just slow?
I am definitely ready to explore more young adult literature, and this is largely because of book bloggers. It’s taken me a long time to get this far, though. Hopefully the rest of the journey won’t be nearly as long.
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