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?