We invite you to share with us a book or genre you tried due to the influence of another blogger. What made you cave in to try something new and what was the experience like?
Where would my reading be if I did not read book blogs? I can say one thing–it would not be as well rounded and expansive. Book blogs have opened my eyes to so many different books and genres. The one at the forefront in my mind is . . .
YA Dystopian Fiction
The Hunger Games Trilogy
I remember last summer when Catching Fire came out. It seemed to be featured and/or reviewed on every blog! At first I thought to myself Those books look ridiculous–no way in heck am I reading them! But then I figured that there must be something worthwhile and entertaining about these books if they were so popular. And the rest is history!
Another genre that I would never have give a second thought to before I started reading book blogs is graphic novels.
I am starting to sound like a snob when I say that this is another genre I would never have given a second glance before I started blogging. There’s no good reasoning behind that–I just didn’t think graphic novels were “my thing”, coupled with the fact that I had little to no exposure to them. That all changed when I started reading book blogs, and I eventually gave in and started reading graphic novels. They’re great for those days where you just need something light and you don’t want to get bogged down by a heavy book.
So, you tell me–what genres and/or books were you introduced to through the blogosphere?