Tuesday, September 14, 2010
BBAW #3-- Unexpected Treasures
Wednesday's topic for Book Blogger Appreciation Week is...
Today 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?
I quite literally grew up in a library, and I'm hard pressed to think of a genre of books that I haven't tried reading. (My librarian mother taught me at an early age to be adventurous!)
When it came time to respond to this topic, there's only one answer for me. I love reading crime fiction, and many of the recommendations I receive have been from book bloggers and authors who belong to the Crime and Mystery Fiction group at FriendFeed.
Many of the people in this group have their own blogs where they review the books they read, and most of us visit each other's blogs to leave comments and suggestions, but FriendFeed is the one place where most of us can be found.
If you're interested in crime fiction, you might want to join this group. I've never seen a more helpful and caring group of people who are well-read and give excellent reading recommendations. Due to their influence, I now read much further afield than just North America and the UK, and I've read some marvelous books. For a bookaholic like me, that's Pure Gold!
My Book Rating Scale:
A+...Don't delay, get your hands on a copy of this book!
A...I loved it!
B...I really liked it.
C...I liked it, with a few reservations.
D...I finished it, but it's not my cup of tea.
- Phoenix, Arizona, United States
- Hi! I'm addicted to books (especially crime fiction), laughter and traveling off the beaten path. In my free time, when my eyes aren't glued to the printed page, one of them is usually pressed against the viewfinder of my camera. Let's see... books, laughter, travel, photography. Anything else? Oh yeah-- my dream house wouldn't have a kitchen!
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