Thursday, June 30, 2011
Yesterday I wrote about the A-Z reading Challenge that I'm doing at the moment. As part of that I'm choosing books which have been on my TBR pile for a long time, sometimes over 2 years. I thought it would be fun to put a little bit in my A-Z Challenge reviews about why I bought the books. This hasn't been as easy as I thought it would be because sometimes it's difficult to remember what made you click that 'add to basket' button. However, after much wracking of brains I could pretty much come up with what drew me to that book in the first place.
Now there have been various reasons why I bought these books. Sometimes it's been because I read an author interview, or met the author; sometimes it's been because I just saw the blurb and thought it sounded great; sometimes it's been because the book was free in a give-away or publisher promotion. However, the single biggest reason for me buying one of these books seems to be because it was recommended by another blogger, either in a review, or a post like this one, or in general discussion in comments, or at Good Reads or on Twitter.
It made me realise how much I depend on my blogging friends who run review sites or comment on blogs for my book recommendations. What would I do without you guys, huh? Well, apart from having fewer books and a lighter purse! If it wasn't for my friends who share my love of m/m romance I would be floundering in the dark when it came to book buying.
So today I just want to give you all a big hug and thank you for being such great enablers! For reading books, sharing your views and providing me with great recommendations. I feel all teary-eyed just thinking about you all. Sometimes I feel that reviewers are a bit of an under-appreciated bunch of people, unless of course we're giving out 5 stars :), but I appreciate the work that you do and the time spent doing it. After all, the 300+ books on my TBR pile says you must be doing something right!