Today’s BBAW topic is really interesting to me; it made me think a lot about how I find my books! Here it is:
Today we encourage you to blog about a book you read only because you discovered it on another book blog. Preferably, this will be a book you loved! You might also write a bit about the blog you discovered it on!
I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have read The Hunger Games except that I read about it on, oh, every book blog I read! I haven’t seen it on display at my library, I haven’t heard about it on NPR, and the people I’ve heard about it from have all gushed about the love story, which I thought I would (and did) dislike.
But the blogs all told me about the better parts — the contest itself, the really interesting dystopian vision of the future — and I was definitely interested.
Similarly, the blogs have told me that Catching Fire is way more about the love triangle, so I know I won’t be reading that.
I think that most of the books on my “to rescue from the library” list have been recommended by book bloggers, but then also recommended by friends and family and NPR and the like. I think participating in the book blogging community has just made me more on the lookout for book recommendations from everywhere! How about you?