Wednesday, February 17, 2016
#BBAW Day 3: Blame It On a Blogger!
Ahhhh, blogger recommendations. This is what I live on. Quite literally. Most of the books I read have been recommended by a blogger somehow, sometime, somewhere. Am I good at keeping up with who recommended what? Noooo. In fact, I had to search my blog archives for "recommended by" to find some of these, and we're going WAYYYY back, kids. As far back as the early 2000s.
First off, Heather from Capricious Reader gets her own section because she is always right with her recs. I'll go on record saying it. Some favorite books she's recommended are A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, anything by Libba Bray (I've read A Great and Terrible Beauty and The Diviners), as well as The Stolen Child by Keith Donaghue, and some new all-time favorites, the Tiffany Aching books.
first book of short stories from Simon Van Booy, and Nancy from Bookfoolery snapped it up for review, loved it, and urged me to read it. It was love!
Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation snuck into my 2015 favorites right at the end of the year. I'm so grateful for Monika's review for pushing me to give it a try.
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell is undoubtedly one of my all-time favorite books, and it Les's enthusiasm over the years that prompted me to finally give it a go.
Tanya Patrice from Girlxoxo gave me a push toward Corsets and Clockwork, a collection of 13 steampunk stories. Such a great sampling of the genre.
Manyyyyy many a year ago, 2001 in fact, a good friend from Yahoo Groups, Dena, told me that I must read The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood. I did, and it's certainly my favorite Atwood that I've read to date. Her tastes are impeccable.
I could go on foreverrrr giving shout outs, but it's been an interesting week with a sick kiddo and a busy work schedule, so I'll leave this here for now. I can't wait to see your "blame it on a blogger" posts!