Hey! Welcome back to my BBAW posts! I skipped yesterday because I suck at interviews and know my limitations. Anyway, onto today
Tell us all about the book or books you’ve read because of a book blogger and be sure to sure to spread the blame around.
BBB (Before Book Blogging) I would wander around bookstores, completely overwhelmed by the choices, and leave empty handed. Once I began book blogging, everything changed.
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I found people with similar tastes and valued their opinions. If they liked something, I was at least willing to try it. And maybe what they hated about a book I would love. (You never know!) I "discovered" so many authors I wouldn't have otherwise.
One of the first for me was Georgette Heyer. I had read everything Austen wrote and wanted more. I can't remember how I came to find out about Heyer, but I know it was through blogging. Here was a new, huge category of the Regency novel, with Heyer leading the pack. The number of Regency novels I can now find are infinite.
It wasn't long before I was finding new to me authors to add to my TBR catalogue: Colleen Gleason, Neil Gaiman, Sarah Waters. (Chris, Amanda, and Kelly were fans) I never would have even heard of them if not for blogging.
I also discovered that bloggers had favorite publishing houses. The very boutique woman-centric Persephone Books was popular among my crowd (Bookfool is a superfan). The books are gorgeous too! Through their catalogue, which I used to get delivered to my house, I found Dorothy Whipple's Someone at a Distance. So good! Other popular publishers with bloggers, New York Review of Books gave me Tove Jansson and Stefan Zweig, while Quirk Books lead me to Horrorstor and Bedbugs.
Then there were the genres. Not in a million years would I have tried Young Adult on my own. Bloggers couldn't stop talking about this little book. You might have heard of it: The Hunger Games. I hear it went on to do quite well!
French Milk, beloved by so many book bloggers, was my first graphic novel. I never thought a graphic novel could be for me. And because of book bloggers I decided to give audiobooks a try too.
It's true, book bloggers have opened up a whole world of books and ways of reading I never would have tried on my own! My TBR list keeps on growing. It will probably outlive me!