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TGIF: Book Blogging Influences

April 20, 2012

Hello there lovelies.

It’s Friday.

I wish old school TGIF on television was still a thing. I used to get so excited on Fridays, knowing that I’d get to go home and order a pizza and watch Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Boy Meets World with my mom and sister.

Alas.

Onto this week’s question!

Book Blogger Influences: Has there been a particular book blogger who’s influenced what you read? Share with us a review/book blog that convinced you to pick up a certain book.

Oh good hoogity-boogity yes. I feel like most books I read are recommended to me by book blogger friends or via their enthusiasm for specific authors.

For example, I probably would’ve never picked up Saving June by Hannah Harrington—one of my favorite books I read last year—had a ton of bloggers I follow on Twitter not swooned over it for about two weeks straight. The same goes for Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson and Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready which were recommended to me with much aplomb by Ginger and Jen and for Anna and the French Kiss which I picked up based on a review by Jaime at Perpetual Page-Turner, who, btw, is an absolute doll.

But other bloggers whose taste I completely trust and pull from often are Farrah Penn, Tara at Fiction Folio, Lisa from Lisa Is Busy Nerding, whom I often nerd out with over The Song of Ice and Fire series, Anna at Anna Reads, and Melanie at Reclusive Bibliophile.

But it’s not just book bloggers I get book recs from. Most of my friends are bookish and I love chatting with them about what they’re reading, no matter the genre or subject matter.

So hooray books! And hooray Friday!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 5, 2012 9:40 PM

    I like this website very much, Its a really nice place to read and receive info . “There’s nothing I’m afraid of like scared people.” by Robert Frost.

  2. April 21, 2012 1:23 AM

    Thanks for introducing me to these great blogs!! 🙂

  3. April 20, 2012 3:01 PM

    Wow, so many great reviews! I had a super hard time this week and know that I forgot dozens of reviewers, which feels horrible. v_v

    Patricia // My Hop

  4. April 20, 2012 11:13 AM

    Thank you for including me! *beams* Sometimes I feel like I’m talking to myself, but it’s good to know you and *maybe* others listen to my recs! And I agree, I read SAVING JUNE and also CINDER because of Twitterland.

    • April 20, 2012 12:16 PM

      I have heard GREAT things about Cinder, which I would probably never in a billion years pick up on my own.

  5. JJiReads permalink
    April 20, 2012 8:55 AM

    You mentioned some of my favorite bloggers here. Seriously there are so many good book blogs out there it’s hard to pick just a few, let alone one. My google reader subscriptions are out of control because I don’t want to miss anything.

    JJ iReads
    Check out my TGIF

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