One of the topics that escaped my notice during the ever-busy Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW), was “blog about a book you read only because you discovered it on another book blog.” Unfortunately I can’t remember where I learned half the things I know. Often during the middle of a conversation I have to preface my comments with, “I can’t remember where I heard/read/saw this….”
I’ve only been blogging about books since late 2007, and the first book blogger I ever followed was Stephanie of The Written Word. I used to choose books simply by if I was interested or not. Then as I grew up, my family and friends would recommend books to read. Now, I have book blogs overflowing on my RSS Reader and many other sources, such as work contacts, publisher recommendations, etc.
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
As I mentioned in my review, “This book has gotten a lot of hype and while I definitely liked the book, but I’m not head-over-heels-in-love with it. I can see why Oprah would pick it for Book Club as it would satisfy a wide range of audiences.” I can’t remember what book bloggers finally convinced me to give it a shot, but it wasn’t just because it was Oprah’s new pick.
Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched The World by Vicki Morrison
Recommended by various blogs such as BermudaOnion, The Hidden Side of a Leaf, and Musings of a Bookish Kitty.
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
Recommended by tons of blogs (such as BookRoom Reviews, In The Shadow of Mt. TBR, Musings of a Bookish Kitty, The Literate Housewife’s Review and BermudaOnion), and popped up in my radar of Canadian lit (such as Quill & Quire).