Wednesday, February 17, 2016

BBAW Day 3: Inspiration!

Welcome to Day 3 of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, hosted by the Estella Society.  Today's question: What have you read and loved because of a fellow blogger?


Well, quite a lot of things really, which I'm sure is the answer for most of us.  And very often I forget who blogged about a book--I put it on my list and read it months later, and by then I don't know any more.  But here are some:

Kristen at We Be Reading hosts the annual DWJ fest, now to be March Magics (so as to include our beloved Pterry as well).  I guess she's sort of the head of the DWJ fanclub--you can recognize us by the fact that we all seem to have put Fire and Hemlock on our lists of five books.  As such she has come up with other things I wanted to read too.

Tom at Wuthering Expectations does truly scary levels of literary erudition, and he came up with the most preposterous readalong in blog history--What is to be Done?

Brona is my go-to for Australian literature.  I wanted to put some Oz titles on my Classics Club list, and she helped out with My Brilliant Career and Picnic at Hanging Rock (which I just finished but haven't written up yet).

Cleopatra at Classical Carousel talked me into the FQ readalong, and she's the one who got me to do Beowulf last year.  I borrow from her a lot.

o at Behold the Stars goes through amazing amounts of English and classical literature, and I often get ideas from her.  I read Daphnis and Chloe after she blogged about it, and in the near future we're doing a readalong of the Faerie Queene with Cleopatra, because we are insane. I would not have thought of doing that if not for those two.

Maphead is excellent at non-fiction, and we frequently trade titles back and forth.  I know he recommended Iron Curtain to me, and many of the books he's read end up on my wishlist.

Jenny at Reading the End is also good at non-fiction that I want to read too.  She told me about The Bright Continent, I know, and possibly We Believe the Children?

I know there are many more!  What have you loved on somebody's recommendation?

13 comments:

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Unknown said...

Great least. Happy BBAW.
Meaghan @ mwgerard.com

Amateur Reader (Tom) said...

A Faerie Queene readalong may be even more preposterous, even though FQ is a much better book.

mybookstrings.com said...

I am always in awe of all the "odd" books you read! I'm too chicken to even try most of them. :)

Jenny @ Reading the End said...

Aw, thanks!! You read a ton of fascinating nonfiction too!

Kay said...

I'm hearing about so many new blog and adding to my list of places to visit. That's a good thing, mostly. ;-)

Roof Beam Reader said...

Ah, yes, you've got some great folks to rely on for reading recommendations! I often look at what Cleo and O are reading, too (in fact O is responsible for one of the books I listed for today's topic). March Magics sounds fun! I've only read one DWJ book (Howl's Moving Castle) and I think that was because of Amanda at The Zen Leaf, come to think of it. I liked it! ...And I do miss hosting events. I once hosted something similar (Magical March) and it was such fun!

Lory said...

Hooray for the DWJ fan club! I'm so looking forward to March Magics.

Kristen M. said...

It frightens me a little to be named the head of the fanclub but I do love me some DWJ and can't wait to pair it with Sir Terry this year! I've even picked up my second Dalemark book for this year's event, even though it means I will be almost done with all of the DWJs. :(

Chris bookarama said...

Yes, Jenny is so good at non-fiction!

Kailana said...

I am determined to finally reread Fire and Hemlock. Must get on that in March!

looloolooweez said...

Love this -- thank you SO MUCH for linking out to some fun new blogs for me to check out. I'm loving following along with this whole #BBAW thing, but my browser bookmark folder is full to bursting, haha.

o said...

Thanks for the mention <3

Also, bizarrely - the first time *I* read FQ was because of *you*! :) It was for your narrative poetry challenge a few years ago :)