Today’s Book Blogger Appreciation Week Topic is…
We invite you to 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?
A good question! I have been far more open to trying new things since joining the book blogging community, as I get a chance to a) hear about more books in general and b) hear people whose opinions I trust talk about books they love that I’ve never heard of.
Most recently, I read Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters, without ever actually reading a review of the book. But I kept reading reviews of other books in which people would compare them to Fingersmith — always with Fingersmith coming out the winner, if only by a hair. So I was like, “Well. I had better go read Fingersmith.” And I did and I absolutely loved it and I totally have Waters’ The Little Stranger sitting on my shelf ready for the RIP Challenge.
And I just went to check out my ratings of other books to see if there was ever a blogger-recommended book that I just hated, and there is not! My Google Reader is filled with trusted reviewers, apparently… perhaps I should try a few more of those books that everyone’s reading.