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!


  1. I agree the Friend Feed room is a great place for crime fiction fans to get reviews and recommendations and news and all that good stuff.

    I would have agreed even if you hadn't said such nice things about us :)

  2. I like it too. A great place for crime fiction lovers.

    Here is my BBAW: Unexpected Treasure post!

  3. I'm addicted to reading mysteries so may come and check it out!

  4. I didn't realize Friend Feed had "rooms" -- something for me to check out.

  5. Oh! How did I not know this existed! I'm checking this out now!

  6. I'm sure you've influenced many people yourself in that room.

  7. Bernadette-- I know you would have. :)

    Gautami-- I'm glad you're a fan.

    chasingbawa-- Great!

    Beth-- There's always something for us to check out, isn't there? :)

    Chris-- It is!

    Jenn-- I'm glad!

    Kathy-- I always feel like the rank amateur there!

  8. I have never read any crime mysteries because I don't think I could handle the suspence, but maybe one of these days a blogger will convince me to try one..

  9. Cathy - Thanks :-) :-) Thanks so much for the kind words for us denizens of the Crime and Mystery Fiction room.

  10. Nice tribute :)

    And our friend feed room has come to be my living room. I feel very much at home there; surrounded by friendly crime-fiction addicts.

  11. Iris-- Perhaps! :)

    Margot-- You're welcome!

    Dorte-- A very friendly place indeed!


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