Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Books from other bloggers

Posted February 17, 2016 by Lory in events / 25 Comments

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For Day Three of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, the topic is What have you read and loved because of a fellow blogger?

I have found so many books in the past two years thanks to other bloggers, and I regret that I do not keep very good track of where I heard of them. So although I’m not always able to thank the book pushers in person, I am grateful for each and every one of them.

GipsyOne author I can trace back to the source is Margery Sharp, whose delightful comic novels I started hunting out because of Jane’s celebration at her blog Beyond Eden Rock. They are not available through the libraries and bookstores I frequent, so I would never find them just by browsing — a great example of how blogs can widen our reading horizons. This year I read the Gipsy in the Parlour, and I’m hoping to track down The Innocents next thanks to Jane’s wonderful review.MyBroMichael

I started reading Mary Stewart for a reading week over at Gudrun’s Tights. This author’s books are more widely available but my interest had not been sparked to read them so far. Once I started, I couldn’t stop! I enjoyed many of both her romantic suspense and her Arthurian novels last year, and reviewed several on my blog. I also wrote an article for Shiny New Books that summed up what I enjoy about this smart, entertaining author.

Here are a few other books I enjoyed, and where I heard of them:

 

All of these made my year-end list of Emerald City Gems, so it’s clear that my reading life would certainly be much poorer without other bloggers. Thank you all!

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25 responses to “Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Books from other bloggers

  1. The BEST book recommendations to get from bloggers are recommendations of new authors with huge backlists. A commenter recommended Kage Baker’s Company series, which is a lengthy sci-fi series, and I tore through all of those books in a few weeks. It remains one of my most favorite reading experiences since I’ve started blogging.

    • I would never find all of these books browsing through a library or bookstore, or even reading review publications. Bloggers are such a great resource.

  2. I wish I started using the Goodreads feature of saying who recommended a book from the beginning as it would have been great to keep track of who recommended a book to me. I should start doing it now. I do love Mary Stewart’s work, but I have many more of her books to read still. Her brand of gothic romance appeals to me. 🙂

  3. Kay

    First thing I noticed here was a book by Mary Stewart – I love her books! Started reading them when I was in junior high. She and several others were my teenage favorites for gothic suspense. It’s been a long time since I read My Brother Michael. I’ll have to think about finding that one again.

  4. I’m pleased to see The Golem and the Jinni on your list! And Mary Stewart is one of my favourite authors, so I’m glad the reading week encouraged you to start reading her books. I love both the suspense novels and Arthurian novels, although there are a few I still haven’t read, including My Brother Michael.

  5. I love the cover of Margery Sharp’s book! I hadn’t heard of that one before. The Golem and the Jinni is on my TBR shelf, waiting its turn. I have a lot of books there I really need to get to . . .

    Book pushers indeed! I like that term. 🙂

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